The Global and National Security Policy Institute (GNSPI) and National Security Studies Program (NSSP) at The University of New Mexico host its 9th annual Spring Symposium, Global, National, and Human Security: Reflections On the Next Decade, April 2-3, in the SUB Ballroom A. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. both days.

At the symposium, UNM students can learn about job opportunities in the fields of intelligence, global and national security within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and other governmental agencies to be discussed with representatives of key government agencies represented.

Security Symposium

"National and UNM experts will address many challenges facing us in the coming decade - made even more critical because of recent unsettling actions of some governments including ours," said Professor Frank Gilfeather, director of NNSP.

Agencies expected to be present include:

  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of State
  • Department of Energy

The event, co-sponsored by Global and National Security Policy Institute and National Security Studies Program, is open to all student majors and levels.

"This year's two-day global and national security symposium underscores ongoing efforts at UNM to grow a new generation of leaders in the field of national security broadly defined,” said Emile Nakhleh, research professor and director, Global and National Security Policy Institute. “Several distinguished national and UNM speakers will address such diverse topics as technology, science, climate change, food and water security, refugees and migration, global security and governance, growing pressures on democracy, and domestic terrorism.”

Speakers will also touch on US relations with the Middle East, Russia, Europe, and Latin America." A student panel will feature research on different topics from cybersecurity and hacking to global demographic trends."

Other opportunities at the symposium include panel discussions and a mini-intelligence career fair.

For more information, visit schedule and symposium details.

Sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Studies Program (NSSP) is a student-focused initiative helping a new generation of New Mexico students develop the knowledge and skills necessary in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. NSSP is tailored to prepare UNM students from a broad spectrum of disciplinary and professional fields of study for careers in U.S. government service.

The Global and National Security Policy Institute (GNSPI) brings together global and national security-related courses, research, and programs at the University of New Mexico in a coherent whole under one umbrella to serve the entire institution—students and faculty—across its several campuses.