SATSA Conference on global national security threats scheduled for February 27-28


The Maxwell School’s Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis (SATSA) will host its 2015 conference on Friday and Saturday, February 27-28. This year's topic is "The Global Threat: Emerging Issues in National Security."

An opening reception will be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Levy Atrium of Dineen Hall, College of Law.  On Saturday, the day-long conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall. The conference will include lectures, a panel discussion, presentation of SATSA’s 10th annual journal, and a graduate student showcase.  Admission is free; breakfast and lunch are provided.

Bill Smullen, director of Maxwell’s National Security Studies program, will deliver the keynote address.  Other conference participants include:

  • Mohammed Al-Basha from the Embassy of Yemen to the U.S.
  • J. Michael Haynie, executive director and founder of the Institute for Veterans & Military Families
  • Jeffrey Johnson, former operations group commander of U.S. Air Force Personnel, U.S. National Security Agency
  • James McPherson, 39th Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy
  • Robert Murrett, deputy director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
  • Richard Whitaker, U.S. Army JAG Corps & director, Sensitive Activities Oversight, U.S. Special Operations Command

All SU students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Paige Donegan ( 02/23/15