Students Convene in D.C. to Discuss National Security Challenges in a Global Society


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Students Convene in D.C. to Discuss National Security Challenges in a Global Society

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over 25 colleges and universities are attending the “Challenges to National Security in a Global Society” Academic Seminar, held May 19–24 in Washington, D.C. Over 70 students and 6 faculty members will attend the one-week program hosted by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, discussing the hard-hitting issues affecting today’s national security with political analysts, journalists, national security experts and scholars.


“Growing globalization, technological innovation, and shifting economic power create a complex and strained national security environment,” said Mike Smith, president of The Washington Center. “We are bringing together the best minds in academia, government and political policy to discuss the U.S. role here and abroad, response protocols and the impact of modern technology and cyber vulnerabilities.


Through the guidance of a faculty director expert in national security issues, the seminar will examine how global changes impact the international security arena and explore how the U.S. can best respond to the myriad of challenges and uncertainties.


In addition to group discussion, students and faculty will visit government agencies, embassies, think tanks and nonprofit organizations. Learn more about the 2013 Top Secret Academic Seminar series.


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The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has more than 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world. It was established in 1975. For more information visit:

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