Saturday, August 14, 2010

Economic Security: Neglected Dimension of National Security?

Dear Colleague,

National Security includes the strength of our nation's infrastructure, the foundation upon which the continuous growth of our society depends. This includes its strong societal and moral codes, the rule of law, stable government and political institutions and leadership. Also included are our nation's schools and educational programs to ensure a knowledgeable citizenry and life-long learning including science, engineering, R&D and technological leadership but most of all a strong economy - all the things Americans take for granted. Understanding the complex systems nature of National Security and why the economy is a part of the equation is the impetus for this symposium.

This two-day symposium will explore key issues relating to economic security; including the international influence of the economy in support of national interests, the importance of a national economic strategy, relationships between the government and industry, energy security, and the role of research and development, science, and technology in national security.

The program is open to the public. Participants are expected from government, business, universities, and research institutes from the United States and abroad.

There is a registration fee for this symposium for those who are not NDU staff, faculty, or students, which includes lunch. Registration and payments must be made using our online registration form. The registration fee is $80 until August 3rd and $120 on or after August 4th.

Confirmed speakers include:

The Honorable David M. Walker, President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Professor Leon Fuerth, Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University

Ms. Carmen Medina, former Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency

Dr. Claude Canizares, Associate Provost and VP for Research, MIT

Dr. Larry Johnson, Director, Center for Transportation Technology, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Sheila Ronis, Director, MBA/Management Programs, Walsh College

To view the program and register:

Economic Security: Neglected Dimension of National Security?


August 24-25, 2010

9:00am - 5:00pm

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Lincoln Hall

National Defense Univesity

Ft. Lesley J. McNair

Washington, DC 20319

Directions and Parking information

Metro Waterfront Map The walk from the Waterfront Station to Fort McNair's front gate is three blocks and it is about an additional 8 minute walk to the front door of Lincoln Hall.

Onsite check-in begins at 8 AM in Room 1104 of Lincoln Hall.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at

Phone Number: 202-685-3857