WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Defense University (NDU) Foundation announces a national security briefing and panel discussion featuring Admiral Michael Rogers, USN (Ret.), 2nd Commander of United States Cyber Command and 17th Director of the National Security Agency, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), former commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), 59th Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, and the Honorable Robert Work, the 32nd U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense on October 1 at 6 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence correspondent for the Fox News Channel will moderate the panel discussion.
The NDU Foundation enhances national security and global stability by investing in the education and leadership development of national security professionals studying at the National Defense University. NDU is the premier institution for studies in national defense and international peacekeeping, diplomacy, security strategy and leadership development. NDU is one of the few institutions where military, government, civilians and industry come together for joint, professional graduate education addressing global national security and diplomacy issues. Prominent NDU alumni include the Honorable Colin Powell, U.S. Senator John McCain, General James Mattis, USA (Ret), Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, and Lieutenant General Werner Freers, Chief of the Staff of German Army.
"The global community faces a number of national security and diplomatic challenges – Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea, the Middle East, cyber-crime, and disinformation campaigns among them. Attendees will hear from an exceptional panel of national security leaders as they share their expertise and insights on a wide-range of foreign policy topics," said event co-chair and former Illinois Senator Mark Kirk.
NDU Foundation is seeking to foster broader engagement and critical analysis of national security challenges and potential solutions affecting national security, diplomacy, while preserving economic and democratic stability.
"This briefing and others being planned by the NDU Foundation, will broaden attendees' perspective and result in mutual understanding that informs strategic practices for government, business, and the military community," noted event co-chair and Chief Executive Officer of National Material LP and Chairman of Tang Industries, Michael Tang.
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The NDU Foundation invests in the education and leadership development of national defense, security and peacekeeping professionals studying at the National Defense University (NDU). The NDU Foundation serves as the conduit for private-public partnerships benefitting the University, enhancing NDU's global reach, and ensuring that the National Defense University remains the crown jewel of joint military and interagency education.
The National Defense University is the premier institution for studies in national defense and international security strategy and leadership development. One of the few institutions where military, government, civilians and industry come together for joint, professional graduate education addressing global issues, NDU works to address complex and multilateral questions in a variety of diverse realms in a world where conventional methods of warfare have evolved and dynamic, geopolitical complexities are the norm.
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