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The 11th Annual Homeland Security Symposium & Expo

Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies
March 12-13, 2024

Join us as CNU's Center for American Studies and HII presents our 11th Annual Homeland Security Symposium & Expo. Bringing together experts from government, industry, and academia, along with political science, American studies, and national security studies.

We will have a variety of Keynote Speakers, panel discussions, and networking breaks, along with a Welcome Reception on the 12th and a Continental Breakfast and Luncheon on the 13th.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Brian C. Turner, Associate Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Todd Borkey, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Jeffrey Radgowski, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Jason Miyares, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia

Panel Sessions

  • Intelligence and Data Collection
  • Cybersecurity Challenges
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Supply Chain Networks
  • Infrastructure Protection and Insider Threats

For the full symposium and expo agenda, visit the conference webpage.

Annual Conference on America’s Founding Principles and History

Great American Trials

January 31, 2024

The Center for American Studies will host its 17th annual conference on America's Founding Principles and History. This year will be focused on the Great American Trials and feature distinguished authors such as Walter Stahr, Harvey Klehr, Peter Baker, and Candice Millard. The conference will explore some of the United States’ most influential court actions and how they have challenged the way we interpret the Constitution.


Time Event Location
12-1:30 p.m. Welcome Lunch (Invitation Only) Peebles Lobby
2-3 p.m. The Freeman, Matilda, and Matson Trials
Walter Stahr, General Counsel of EMP Global and New York Times Bestselling Author
Peebles Theatre
3-4 p.m. Why were the Rosenbergs the only Americans Convicted of Espionage? The Evidence against Oppenheimer and Others.
Harvey Klehr, Emeritus Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History at Emory University
Peebles Theatre
4-5:30 p.m. Presidential Impeachment Trials
Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times and New York Times Bestselling Author
Peebles Theatre
6-7 p.m. Keynote Lecture: The Murder of a President
Candice Millard, New York Times Bestselling Author and Journalist
Peebles Theatre
7:30-8:30 p.m.. Closing Dinner Peebles Theatre
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