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National Security Briefing for Teachers

Feb 14, 2019 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Global Challenges and U.S. National Security Strategy

In collaboration with the United States Army War College Eisenhower Speakers Program

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Energy Innovation Center

During this workshop, senior officers representing several branches of the United States military will address various national security issues and the role that the military plays in responding to these challenges. Teachers will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with the officers on global security topics and discuss ways to incorporate this content into their classrooms.

Speakers and Topics

Moderator – Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, Professor of History and Chair of War Studies, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College

Colonel Abdullah Haruna Ibrahim, Nigerian Army
“The War on an Extremist Group in West Africa: Boko Haram and the Nigerian Case”

Lieutenant Colonel Eric A. McCoy, U.S. Army
“Cement Between The Bricks: Developing Strategic Leaders for the Future”

Lieutenant Colonel Shaw Pick, U.S. Army
“The Weaponization of Social Media: 21st Century Info Warfare”

Lieutenant Colonel Steven Tofte, U.S. Air Force
“SHAPEing Success: The Need for Negotiation Skills for America’s NATO Officers”

ACT 48 hours will be available. Please have your PPID number available at the event.  

Teachers can attend at a subsidized rate of $35. 

Continental breakfast and lunch provided.


Contact Brittany Cheeks at brittany@worldpittsburgh.orgIf you need assistance with registration, please call 412-224-4092.



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