RIT Partner Focuses on National Security Education in Panel Discussion




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The Center for Advanced Defense Studies, in Washington, D.C., a partner with Rochester Institute of Technology on a counterterrorism masterís degree concentration, is participating in a National Press Club panel discussion, National Security Education: How Are Needs Being Met?, at 10 a.m. on Monday Dec. 19, at the National Press Club in Washington.

Newton Howard, founder and chairman of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, will discuss background, vision, strategy and current collaborative programs involving the center and RIT. Other panelists include Lt. Col. David Johnson, a senior fellow at the center, who will address outreach programs in France and Europe; and Christopher Darby, president and CEO of Sarvega Inc. and a member of the centerís Technology Transfer Advisory Board, who will discuss education, innovation and industry commitment to security.

Topics covered include: How is the need for national security education being met in the United States and abroad? How will the need be met to educate the next generation of defense practitioners and policy implementers? Will creative educational programs replace traditional schools in this field? Are U.S. allies properly educated in international security? Is the industry firmly committed to security and are employees educated on it?

WHAT: National Press Club panel discussion—National Security Education: How Are Needs Being Met?

WHEN: 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19

WHERE: National Press Club (13th Floor), 14th and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Ammar Qusaibaty, Center for Advanced Defense Studies, (301) 466-0372, ammar.qusaibaty@c4ads.org. Visit http://www.c4ads.org/rit_programs.