Alumni Professional Exchange (APEX) Continuing Education Workshop

APEX
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February 22-24, 2022
Monterey, CA
APEX
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February 22-24, 2022
Monterey, CA

The Alumni Professional Exchange (APEX) Continuing Education Workshop provides alumni the opportunity to learn about and reflect on critical homeland security issues from different perspectives while visiting with classmates, expanding networks with professionals from other cohorts, and catching up with instructors.


Join CHDS at APEX 2022!  February 22-24

A global pandemic, severe weather events, cyber challenges, growing extremism, and more. So many topics to discuss and explore over the three-day alumni event. And, help us kickoff a year-long celebration of the Center’s 20th Anniversary.

We are planning to be back in-person for CHDS Alumni APEX 2022 with a Zoom option for those not able to come to Monterey.

*Please note: All APEX speakers and attendees must be fully vaccinated to participate in-person. We will not be able to confirm in-person attendance at NPS until December. We recommend coordinating with your cohort and making plans to attend but not to commit to reservations that cannot be cancelled or credited just in case COVID guidance restricts attendance.

Call for Alumni Short Talks
If you are interested in giving a “TED Talk” style short talk at APEX (18 minutes or less followed by Q & A), please send by November 22 a one paragraph outline of your topic to Heather Issvoran at hissvora@nps.edu describing your novel idea, perspective, or approach to an aspect of homeland security. If in-person attendance at APEX is restricted, the Alumni Short Talks will still be presented live at NPS and broadcast via Zoom to alumni.  Look below to browse the Alumni Short Talks from past APEX workshops.

Register

Registration is open to alumni of CHDS’ Master’s, ELP, Emergence, PELP, REP, or FCLP programs.

 

Lodging

We have dedicated room blocks at the Hilton Harden Inn, Monterey and Hyatt Regency Hotel at the rate of $166 per night. Below are the reservation links. Reservations are cancellable up to 48 hours prior to check-in. Unfortunately, we do not have a dedicated room block at the Hotel Del Monte on campus (formerly known as the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites).

Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey: https://www.my-event.hilton.com/mrymhgi-apx-3d3283aa-d55d-43a6-bafa-a64b33676d1b/
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Spa: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/MRYDM/G-TECC


Alumni Short Talks and APEX Presentations

Trafficking
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"Countering Human Trafficking" with Bentley Nettles, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Executive Director. February 2020.
Climate
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"Climate Security: A Pre-Mortem Approach to a Sustainable Global Future " with John Comiskey, Associate Professor of Homeland Security at Monmouth University, and Michael Larrañaga, President of R.E.M. Risk Consultants. February 2020.
Whistle-blowing
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"Whistle-Blowing: An Unyielding Duty" with Colonel Tom Rempfer, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) February 2020.
Health Equity
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"Health Equity is a Homeland Security Issue" with William Pilkington, H.O.P.E. Program Director at the North Carolina Central University. February 2020.
Fake News
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"How Fake News and Information Laundering Threaten Homeland Security" with Katelyn Mason and Samantha Korta. February 2020.
Moral Injury
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"Moral Injury" with Dr. Noël Lipana, Quiet Terrain, LLC. February 2020.
Public Health
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"Public Health Threat Landscape" with Dr. Crystal Watson, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. February 2020.
5G
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"5G & HOMELAND SECURITY LEADERSHIP IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION" with Dr. Ryan Burchnell, Director, FirstNet Strategy & Policy at AT&T. February 2020.
Deception
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"Beats Thinking: Detecting Deception & Eliciting Truth" with Nick Catrantzos, a “pracademic” with stratcolab. February 2020.
Civil Unrest
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"Rethinking Law Enforcement Response to Mass Gatherings & Civil Unrest" with Cynthia Renaud, President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. February 2021.
Climate
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"An Uncertain Threat: Climate Migration to the United States" with Katelin Wright, Senior Immigration Services Officer (ISO) at the Albuquerque U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Office. February 2021.
Elections
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"Military Lessons: Real-time Situational Intelligence for Election Administrators" with Chad Houck, Chief Deputy Secretary of State for Idaho. February 2021.
Propaganda
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"No Crisis Left to Waste: Exploring Convergent Themes in Extremist Propaganda" with John Tully Gordon, Intelligence Research Specialist with the NYPD Intelligence Bureau. February 2021.
Voices
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"Hearing Muted Voices: Using Radical Subjectivity to Address Homeland Security Issues" with Lier Chen, Immigration Services Officer, DHS USCIS. February 2021.
Rescue
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"Rescue Strike Team, an Alternative to Rescue Task Force" with Eric Saylors, Battalion Chief, Sacramento Fire Department. February 2021.
Intelligence
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"Warnings Unheeded, Again: What the Intelligence Lessons of 9/11 Tell Us about the Coronavirus Today" with Dr. Erik Dahl, Associate Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. February 2021.
Russia
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"COVID-19 Effects and Russian Disinformation Campaigns" with Dr. Wesley Moy, Adjunct Lecturer in the Global Security Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Kacper Gradon, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Forensic Sciences at the University of Warsaw (Poland). February 2021.
Privacy
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"COVID-19: Public Health, Privacy, and Law Enforcement, A Precarious Balancing Act" with Christopher Whiting, Detective Sergeant with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (New Jersey) Intelligence & Counterterrorism Unit. February 2021.
Wearables
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"Wearables: Useful Sentinels of Our Health?" with Matthew S. Austin, Commander (CDR) in the U.S. Coast Guard. February 2021.
Guard
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"How Should the National Guard Be Employed for The Next National Disaster?" with Paul Jara, Director of Staff for the Arkansas Air National Guard. February 2021.
Branding
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"Creating a Personal Brand Strategy" with Heather Issvoran, Director - Strategic Communications, Center for Homeland Defense and Security. February 2021.
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Inquiries

Heather Issvoran – Director, Strategic Communications, Contract Support for CHDS
831-402-4672   |   hissvora@nps.edu


Materials from past APEX workshops.