Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced the creation of The University of New Mexico's external advisory board for the UNM Global and National Security Policy Institute (GNSPI). The advisory board will provide a strategic vision for the GNSPI, and assist it with needs and problems as they arise.

The members of the board were selected for their broad expertise and experience in various endeavors of professional life, and will act as a sounding board to the institute. They will serve on a voluntary basis. The board complements the UNM internal advisory board that was announced earlier.

"The global and national security initiative at UNM is a recognition of the university's rich research and educational programs in varied areas of study that relate to global and national security, broadly defined," said Emile Nakhleh, director of the Global and National Security Institute. "This initiative will help put UNM on the national map as a 'national security' university and will improve our students' competitive edges as they seek jobs and career advancement nationally and globally. We look to the External Advisory Board to advise us on how to achieve these objectives."

GNSPI brings together global and national security-related courses, research, and programs at UNM in a coherent whole under one umbrella to serve the entire institution—students and faculty—across its several campuses. 

For more information, visit Global and National Security Policy Institute.