APEX Archive

Materials from APEX2020

APEX2020 Program

Program PDF


Trends in Domestic Targeted Violence
Canada’s Homeland Security Perspective
How 5G will Change Homeland Security/Public Safety
Emergency Management 2.0
Public Health Risk Forecast
Border Security – Perception vs. Reality
Collaborative Security & Information Sharing

Read about the event: Record number of alumni attend APEX Continuing Education Workshop

Alumni Short Talks

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"Countering Human Trafficking" with Bentley Nettles, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Executive Director. February 2020.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"Rescue Strike Team, an Alternative to Rescue Task Force" with Eric Saylors, Battalion Chief, Sacramento Fire Department. February 2021.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"Wearables: Useful Sentinels of Our Health?" with Matthew S. Austin, Commander (CDR) in the U.S. Coast Guard. February 2021.
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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.
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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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Materials from APEX2019


FEMA Update
China and North Korean Influence on Global Security
Current Trends in Biometrics for Homeland Security
Domestic Terrorist Threats – Hate Groups 2.0
New Wicked Issues and Security Challenges for Homeland Security Leaders
Emerging Nano-Technology- How it can be Used for Good and Evil
Immigration- Current Issues

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