Presentations at the 2010 Continental Security Conference

Thirty-five leading homeland security academics and practitioners gathered Dec. 7-8, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colo., to explore a relatively untapped topic of homeland security: Research on issues encompassing concerns among Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The inaugural Continental Security Conference was hosted by the University and Agency Partnership Program (UAPP), one of several educational programs conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). The event was a milestone for the 5-year-old UAPI program in that it brought together scholars from each country to begin considering mutual homeland security education and research.  Read more about the event.

Presentations included the following.

  • How Can Academics Contribute to this discussion?
  • Mexico Knowledge Center Benjamin Gochman – Chief, Engagements and Mexico Desk Officer, NORAD and USNORTHCOM J39
  • Managing the United States-Mexico Border: Cooperative Solutions to Common Challenges
  • Continental Security: What Is It – And Why Should We Care? David McIntyre – VP Academics and Homeland Security, National Graduate School
  • Canada and Mexico: Strategic partners Tommey Meyers – Vice President for Risk and Security Solutions, BayFirst Solutions LLC
  • FEMA Region 1 – U.S. – Canada Cross-Border Tabletop Exercise
  • Managing Critical Disasters in the Transatlantic Domain – The Case of a Geomagnetic Storm Craig Fugate, State of Florida. Dir Emer Mgmt
  • Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: An Overview and Selected Issues
  • What can Academics contribute? Harold Trinkunas – Faculty, Naval Postgraduate School
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