Please join us for this most timely presentation on….

National Security Challenges 

Facing the Trump Administration:

Threats and Uncertainties

with

Keith Hansen

Former National Intelligence Officer

for Strategic Programs & Nuclear Proliferation

The Ramada, Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

Donald Trump was sworn in as President on January 20, and will be facing a number of threats and challenges his national security team must immediately address. That includes cyber warfare, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, Russian aggression, Chinese island-building, Iranian (Shia) and Sunni state rivalries, non-state movements in the region (ISIS. Al-Nusra, etc.), and North Korean instability and nuclear weapons provocations.

Keith Hansen will lay out the primary challenges facing the Trump national security team, and will address possible actions and policies the new administration may take. In his 30-year government career, Hansen served as the NIO for Strategic Programs & Nuclear Proliferation, as the Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence, and as a participant in several arms control negotiations, including SALT II, INF, and CTBT.

*If you paid in advance for the meeting but cannot make it due to the change in date, please send us an e-mail and we will submit you a refund*

Please join us for what will be a very interesting discussion. A full breakfast will be served. We recommend that you arrive by 8:30 to enjoy some breakfast, coffee and conversation.

You are encouraged to RSVP by clicking HERE. You may also RSVP by e-mailing info@nationalsecurityforum.org. Just a reminder, after the forum, we will be offering membership applications for the July 1, 2016– June 30, 2017 period.  Forms will be available at the forum, though you can also access the application form by clicking HERE. For your convenience, we accept cash, check and credit card payments for both the breakfast and membership fees.

*Please note the change of date*

NSF members and participants. The likely prospect of significant snow in the Sierras and here in the Valley beginning Wednesday night and continuing through Thursday has caused us to postpone Keith Hansen’s talk to Friday, January 27th. Here is the revised time:

National Security Challenges 

Facing the Trump Administration:

Threats and Uncertainties

with

Keith Hansen

Former National Intelligence Officer

for Strategic Programs & Nuclear Proliferation

The Ramada, Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

No need to RSVP now—we’ll have the official announcement out later this week.

Please join us for this most timely presentation on….

National Security Challenges

Facing the Trump Administration:

Threats and Uncertainties

with

Keith Hansen

Former National Intelligence Officer

for Strategic Programs & Nuclear Proliferation

The Ramada, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as President on January 20, and will be facing a number of threats and challenges his national security team must immediately address. That includes cyber warfare, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, Russian aggression, Chinese island-building, Iranian (Shia) and Sunni state rivalries, non-state movements in the region (ISIS. Al-Nusra, etc.), and North Korean instability and nuclear weapons provocations.

Keith Hansen will lay out the primary challenges facing the Trump national security team, and will address possible actions and policies the new administration may take. In his 30-year government career, Hansen served as the NIO for Strategic Programs & Nuclear Proliferation, as the Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence, and as a participant in several arms control negotiations, including SALT II, INF, and CTBT.

Please join us for what will be a very interesting discussion. A full breakfast will be served. We recommend that you arrive by 8:30 to enjoy some breakfast, coffee and conversation.

You are encouraged to RSVP by clicking HERE. You may also RSVP by e-mailing info@nationalsecurityforum.org. Just a reminder, after the forum, we will be offering membership applications for the July 1, 2016– June 30, 2017 period.  Forms will be available at the forum, though you can also access the application form by clicking HERE. For your convenience, we accept cash, check and credit card payments for both the breakfast and membership fees.

Please note the change of date for January!

 Save the Dates for these Timely and Exciting Presentations….

National Security Challenges 

Facing the Trump Administration:

 Threats and Uncertainties

with

Keith Hansen

Former National Intelligence Officer

for Strategic Programs & Nuclear Proliferation

The Ramada, Thursday, January 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as President on January 20, and will be facing a number of threats and challenges his national security team must immediately address. That includes cyber warfare, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, Russian aggression, Chinese island-building, Iranian (Shia) and Sunni state rivalries, non-state movements in the region (ISIS. Al-Nusra, etc.), and North Korean instability and nuclear weapons provocations.

Keith Hansen will lay out the primary challenges facing the Trump national security team, and will address possible actions and policies the new administration may take. In his 30-year government career, Hansen served as the NIO for Strategic Programs & Nuclear Proliferation, as the Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence, and as a participant in several arms control negotiations, including SALT II, INF, and CTBT.

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BIO THREATS

Infectious Diseases and National Security

with

Dr. James Wilson

UNR Research Professor and

Director, Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting

The Ramada, Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

The United States faces severe challenges from a possible attack using bio weapons by terrorist groups from nation states.  In addition, the U.S. needs to be prepared to counter naturally occurring infectious diseases, which have become key national security concerns, regardless of attribution.

UNR Research Professor and Director, the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting, Dr. James Wilson, believes that the United States will face growing threats with wide spread impacts from infectious diseases of major significance.  He will assert that the federal government has failed to provide sufficient warning of such incidents in the past, and that has cost many American lives.  At one point, Wilson believes, our President was placed at great direct risk.

Wilson concludes that public health is in a “state of slow collapse”.  A major failure has been the absence of serious involvement from the intelligence community, working with the bio-medical sectors.  The need for such cooperation is critical– now more than ever.

Dr. James Wilson (MD) led the efforts in the Bush administration to create the nation’s first comprehensive warning system for infectious disease-related national security events.  He led teams that provided advance warning for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and identification of the United Nations as the source of the Haiti cholera disaster in 2010.

No Need to RSVP Now—Just Mark the Dates on Your Calendars.

Please note the January 10th Deadline!

NSF Participants,

The National Security Forum is seeking to create a position of part-time executive director to administer and guide the operations of the organization.  Dr. Tyrus W. Cobb, the original founder and long-time de-facto director, wishes to reduce his daily role in the organization over the next several years.  His expertise and strong connections within the national security community will continue to be of great importance to the organization, but the day-to-day operations, including communications, programming and fundraising duties, will be conducted by the executive director.

Anyone interested in applying for the position can find more information at:

http://www.nationalsecurityforum.org/position-announcement-executive-director/

All interested parties, please submit your resume to Carina Black at cblack@unr.edu by January 10th.