10th Anniversary Homeland Defense/Security Education Summit (HDSES)
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS, Naval Postgraduate School), in partnership with the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS, George Mason University), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Policy, and FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate, invites you to attend the 10th Anniversary Homeland Defense/Security Education Summit (HDSES) on March 23-24, 2017.
The event will be hosted at George Mason University's Arlington Campus, located at 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington,VA 22201, in Founders' Hall.
With the theme of Overcoming Barriers: Looking at the Next 10 Years of Homeland Security Strategies, Plans, Policies and Education, this year’s HDSES, will look to the next ten years and ask how we, as members of the larger homeland security enterprise, can move beyond established notions of security to develop strategies that address threats more effectively. We also seek to reduce barriers between academics and practitioners of homeland defense and security by offering a forum to challenge the prevailing paradigms and overcome conceptual barriers. Focus topics will include:
- Countering terrorism, violent extremism, and transnational organized crime
- Securing borders, trade, & travel
- Infrastructure security in the physical and cyber realms
- Ensuring emergency preparedness and disaster recovery
- New approaches in homeland security education
- Applied homeland security: Lessons from practice
The Summit offers the homeland security enterprise a unique opportunity to engage in rich dialogue on the issues we approach from different perspectives. For some, it will offer a new audience for their research and analysis and an opportunity to shape the Department of Homeland Security’s principal strategy document, the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. For others, it will provide new insight into the issues they work on every day.
Two-day registration for the 10th Anniversary Homeland Defense/Security Summit, includes Summit participation, two sponsored lunches, AM/PM breaks, and the networking reception on Thursday, March 23). Single day registrations are also available, as are reduced rates for federal employees (meals and reception not included) and for faculty members of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. For current Consortium and George Mason University students interested in attending, please contact Christie Jones directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-4792.
PLEASE NOTE: If registering for both days of the Summit, please select 'March 23' as your date to access the registration area and then select the applicable Two Day Summit Registration options.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 16, 2017
For questions about the Summit agenda or content, please contact Steve Recca, Co-Director of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, at email@example.com. For registration or logistical questions, please contact Christie Jones, CIP/HS Education Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-4792.