October 26, 2011 Cybersecurity Forum co-sponsored with the UNM Anderson School of Management. "National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign: STOP.THINK.CONNECT."

UNM Anderson School of Management invites you to a presentation with Timothy Fraser, Director of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign, to discuss the importance of increasing the American public’s awareness and understanding about CyberSecurity, and the role that academia, public, and private industry play in preparing our nation’s next generation cyber workforce and leader.

Cybersecurity Forum is co-sponsored by the UNM Anderson School of Management (ASM), UNM Center for Science, Technology & Policy (CSTP), and the UNM Center for Information Assurance Research and Education (CIARE).

September 22-23, 2011 National Security Studies Program Fall 2011 Symposium "9/11 Ten Years After: Evolving Threats and US Responses"

The National Security Studies Program (NSSP) at the University of New Mexico is hosting a two day symposium “9/11 Ten Years After: Evolving Threats and U.S. Responses” on Thursday and Friday Sept. 22-23 in the UNM SUB Ballroom A. The symposium is open to all students, faculty, staff and the UNM community.

During the symposium, NM and national experts will discuss the causes and the many changes since the attack on New York and Washington D.C., and what we can expect and plan for in the future. Some of the session topics include: The Muslim brotherhood, Al-Qa’ida and franchise terror groups, espionage in New Mexico, what is the changing nature of threats, and much more.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served on both days, please RSVP to Candace Shirley at 277 3223 or shirleyc@unm.edu to assist the program in their catering planning. For more information, please contact the UNM NSSP department at (505) 277-2549.

Fall 2011 Symposium is co-sponsored by the UNM Office of Student Affairs (OSA), International Studies Institute (ISI), and the Center for Science; Technology & Policy (CSTP)

March 30-31, 2011 National Security Studies Program Spring 2011 Symposium "Global Cyber-Impact: Society and World Politics"

National Security Studies Program (NSSP) at the Univeristy of New Mexico is hosting a two day symposium "Global Cyber-Impact: Society and World Politics". Dialogue will expand from the Stuxnet Iranian virus attack to the Tunisian-Egyptian-Libyan Revolutions, cyber warfare and the new media that are redefining national security and are the battlegrounds of modern conflict.

The symposium will be held on March 30 and 31 at the UNM Science and Mathematics Learning Center Auditorium. Speakers include faculty, students, national and local experts in national security.

Co-Sponsors: Department of Computer Science, Communications and Journalism Department, Department of Political Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), International Studies Institute (ISI), the Center for Science, Technology & Policy (CSTP), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Anderson School of Management (ASM).

February 25, 2011 NSSP Colloquium with Dr. Gregory Gleason, "U.S. Power-down In Afghanistan"

National Security Studies Program (NSSP) at the University of New Mexico is hosting a colloquium with Dr. Gregory Gleason, co-sponsored by the CSTP on Friday, February 25th at the UNM Dane Smith Hall, Room 328 from 12:00-2:00PM.

Dr. Gleason is a professor of Security Studies at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The coloquium will discuss the U.S. Power-down in Afghanistan as the U.S. plan is to close out combat operations starting this summer (2011) and extending over the next couple of years. But the U.S. states its intentions to remain in Afghanistan as a partner for the long term. With the changes sweeping the Middle East – will this timetable and plan hold? The only certainty is that the U.S. will soon begin a power-down phase.

The NSSP Colloquium is co-Sponsored by Department of Political Science (POLS), International Studies Institute (ISI), and the Center for Science, Technology & Policy (CSTP).

November 4, 2010 Lecture with Han Kristensen "Policy Responses to Nuclear Threats"

Hans M. Kristensen is Director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists where he provides the public with analysis and background information about the status of nuclear forces and the role of nuclear weapons. He specializes in using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in his research and is a frequent consultant to and is widely referenced in the news media on the role and status of nuclear weapons.

The lecture will be at UNM Main Campus at Dane Smith Hall in DSN 120 on Thursday, November 4th from 12:30-1:30PM.

October 26, 2010 A seminar with Dr. Avner Cohen "The Worst Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb."

The seminar will be at UNM Farris Engineering Center in Room 141 on Tuesday, October 26th from 4-5:30PM. Dr. Avner Cohen will be discussing his new book The Worst Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb that was recently reviewed in The New York Times.

Dr. Cohen, widely known for his path-breaking history of the Israeli nuclear program, is an internationally recognized author and expert on nonproliferation issues, focusing on the Middle East. Dr. Cohen joined CNS after serving as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and following a ten-year affiliation with the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM) at the University of Maryland.

The event is co-hosted by UNM’s Center for Science, Technology, and Policy, NM Nuclear Study Group, the Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation Science and Technology, and National Security Studies Program.

October 26 to November 4, 2010 UNM International Studies Institute Fall 2010 Lecture Series "Global Threats."

The 2010 International Studies Institute Fall Lecture Series on "Global Threats," which starts next Tuesday, Oct. 26, will examine topics ranging from civil war, human trafficking, and terrorism to nuclear and bio threats. Eight days of Free Lectures! Students, faculty, and members of the community are cordially invited!

Lecture Series Co-Sponsors: Center for Science; Technology & Policy; College of Arts &Sciences; Honors Program; Foreign Languages & Literatures; Law School; National Security Studies Program; Political Science.

June 2, 2010 Implications of the Nuclear Posture Review

Meeting at Sandia National Laboratories co-hosted by UNM’s Center for Science, Technology, and Policy, the NM Nuclear Study Group and Sandia’s Nuclear Security Strategic Thrust.

Meeting Agenda: Implications of the Nuclear Posture Review

May 3, 2010 A seminar with Todd Greentree on “Afghanistan: On track or off the rails?”

Recently returned from 14 months in Afghanistan, Todd Greentree will discuss the current situation there, with an emphasis on the critical South; the role of regional geopolitical dynamics; prospects for the policy announced by President Obama on December 1; and ISAF Commander GEN McChrystal’s “population-centric” counterinsurgency strategy.

Todd Greentree is currently a State Department political-military advisor on Afghanistan. Among other things, he is working with the 10th Mountain Division as it prepares to resume U.S. command in the South. He returned from Afghanistan in February after 14 months as the Political Advisor and Senior Civilian Representative at the 5/2 Stryker Brigade in Regional Command (South) and at Task Force Warrior in RC (East). Afghanistan is his fifth irregular conflict. As a Foreign Service Officer from 1980 to 2004, Mr. Greentree served in El Salvador, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and Angola, as well as several assignments at the State Department. He is a former professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College and a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of Crossroads of Intervention: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Lessons from Central America, and The United States and the Politics of Conflict in the Developing World.

This seminar is jointly cosponsored by CSTP, the Department of Political Science, and the International Studies Institute.12:00-1:30 pm, Social Sciences 2069. For additional information, contact Andrew Ross @ aross@unm.edu.

April 23, 2010 CSTP, New Mexico Nuclear Study Group, and Sandia National Laboratories Seminar on the Nuclear Posture Review.

An informal discussion of the Obama administration’s “Nuclear Spring,” with a focus on the new Nuclear Posture Review will be held from 2:00-4:30pm.

April 22, 2010 Joint Coloquium and Panal with Herb Lin "Understanding Cyberattack as an Instrument of U.S. Policy"

The UNM Center for Science, Technology, and Policy (CSTP) and the Computer Science Department will hold a joint colloquium and panel. Talk by Herb Lin (National Academies) begins at 2:00pm, panel begins at 3:00pm in the Mechanical Engineering building room ME 218 on the main UNM campus in Albuquerque.

Herbert S. Lin is chief scientist for the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board where he directs major study projects at the intersection of public policy and information technology. Relevant for this talk, he was study director of the 2009 Academy study "Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities." He previously served as staff scientist in defense policy and arms control for the House Armed Services Committee. Lin holds a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Panel: David Ackley (Associate Professor, UNM Dept. of Computer Science; External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute) Daniel Dennett (University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University; Miller Scholar, Santa Fe Institute) Robert Hutchinson (Senior Manager for Computer Science and Information Operations; Sandia National Laboratories) Herbert Lin (Chief Scientist at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council of the National Academies) Andrew Ross (Director, UNM Center for Science, Technology and Policy; Professor, UNM Dept. of Political Science)

Report: Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities

April 20, 2010 National Security Colloquium: Opportunities and Challenges

The colloquium, presented by the National Securities Studies Program, will explore career pathways in national securities and is open to all UNM students and faculty. The feature keynote speaker is Heather Wilson, Former US Representative, and her address titled "Emerging National Security Challenges" will begin at 9:30am. Space is limited. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided with advance reservations. For more information and to reserve a place call: 505-272-7473 or email: slujan@unm.edu.

February 22, 2010 Seminar with Judith V. Reppy, Cornell University

A CSTP, New Mexico Nuclear Study Group, and Sandia National Laboratories seminar with Judith V. Reppy, Professor, Science & Technology Studies, Member, Executive Committee, Peace Studies Program, Cornell University, on “Nuclear Zero at the Weapons Laboratories,” February 22, 2010, 12:00-1:30 pm.

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