Prescott Campus


Experts will Address Challenges for Homeland Security in the 21st Century

Embry-Riddle to Host 5th NSI Symposium

Prescott, AZ, October 27, 2009

The Global Security and Intelligence Studies Department from the Prescott campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will conduct their Fifth National Security and Intelligence Symposium on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 8:00AM until 3:00PM. The theme will be The Challenges for Homeland Security in the 21st Century. This symposium will be held at the Davis Learning Center on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus. This event is free and open to the public.

A panel of experts will provide commentary on national and Arizona state border security issues, followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience. Representatives from federal homeland security agencies and faculty members from Embry-Riddle's Global Security and Intelligence Studies degree program will serve as panelists.

"We have assembled a panel of highly knowledgeable security and intelligence experts who will provide insight, interesting and lively discourse, and, share their own experiences concerning the challenges to homeland security in the 21st Century," said Dr. Richard Bloom, Chief Academic Officer for the Prescott campus.

Panel Topics will include:

  • Private and Public Partnerships in Protecting the Homeland
  • Cooperative Intelligence in Defense of the Homeland
  • Homeland Security and the Law
  • Special National Security Issue-Pakistan- A U.S. Security Dilemma

This event is sponsored by the Embry-Riddle's Global Security and Intelligence Studies (GSIS) department. The GSIS program is designed to develop security and intelligence professionals with broad knowledge in security (physical, communication, operations, personnel), intelligence (collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence), emergency management, and global interrelationships in politics, economics, social thought and social change, culture, science and technology, military affairs, public health, and cyber security.

Additional information concerning the speakers will be released on Thursday, October 28, 2009. To arrange interviews with panel experts or to learn more about the event contact, contact Professor Bob Baker at 928-777- 3938 or email:

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