Dr. Jim Ramsay – Chair of the Dept of Business, Politics and Security Studies, University of New Hampshire

UAPI is essential to the ongoing maturation of the academic homeland security enterprise. Combining scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss and debate best practices, and emergent trajectories of thought in the homeland security enterprise, the annual UAPI conference is the best of its kind in the nation. The rich variety of panelists, scholars, and peer reviewed presentations makes an the UAPI conference absolutely necessary to the growing body of homeland security knowledge. The UAPI professional development conferences held in Monterey, it’s professional network, the digital library and conference proceedings enable and empower faculty to improve and helps to ensure that courses are topical, relevant and compelling.