The University of New Mexico's National Security Studies Program hosts a conference, "9/11 Ten Years After: Evolving Threats and U.S. Responses," on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23 in SUB Ballroom A. The symposium is free and open to the public.

During the symposium, national and international experts will discuss the many changes in our lives since the attack on New York and Washington D.C., and what we can expect and plan for in the future. Session topics include: Al-Qa'ida and franchise terror groups, the Muslim brotherhood and Hizballah, U.S. espionage in New Mexico and much more.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served on both days, RSVP to Candace Shirley or call (505) 277-3223 to assist the program in their planning.

NSSP at UNM is one of the country's Centers of Academic Excellence and operates under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This allows students interested in a career in the Intelligence Community to take classes and participate in trips to further their understanding of the IC and how it functions. The ODNI links intelligence from eleven different agencies under one large IC umbrella in order to facilitate analysis and understanding.

For more information, contact NSSP at (505) 277-2549.

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