Gregory Treverton, chairman of the United States National Intelligence Council discusses global security trends for the next two decades in a keynote speech for the National Security Studies Symposium at the University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building, Ballroom A on Thursday, April 2.

Director of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Peter Highnam, will also present a seminar on “Cutting Edge Research Agenda for National Security.”

The symposium, “Security Trends in the Next Decade: Challenges, Issues and Opportunities” is set for April 1-3 at the University of New Mexico.

Topics for the three-day event will include national security, Guantanamo Bay detainees, the Ukrainian crisis and other military, cyber, legal and political global issues.

The symposium will kick off Wednesday with a full day of events at the UNM School of Law, Anderson School of Management, and at the Science and Math Learning Center.

Other speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, counselor of the American Bar Association on Law and National Security
  • Nancy Hollander and Theresa Duncan, Co-Counsel for Mohomedou Ould Slahi, Guantanamo Detainee #760 and author of "Guantanamo, Diary," a New York Times best-seller.
  • Walt Cooper, Director of Veterans Experiences for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • S.M. Plokhi,Harvard professor of Ukrainian History
  • J.J. Messner, Director of the Fund for Peace, which publishes the influential annual "Failed States Index”
  • David Iglesias former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico and Director of the Wheaton College J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economy, Government and Public Policy.

Members of the public are welcome. There is no charge for the symposium. For a complete list of speakers, topics and times, see the accompanying agenda.

For more information, contact Emile Nakhleh (505) 385-8334 or