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Department of Homeland Security Announces Academic Advisory Council

Academic leaders to advise Secretary Napolitano

March 7, 2012 - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced the formation of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). The Council is comprised of university presidents and academic leaders charged with advising the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key issues.

“The formation of this Council represents an important milestone towards engaging the academic community in our homeland security efforts,” said Secretary Napolitano in a press release. “Their collective expertise will be a critical asset to the Department, and I look forward to working with them.”

Secretary Napolitano has asked the group, which will be chaired by Dr. Wallace Loh of the University of Maryland, to provide advice and recommendations on issues related to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness; and faculty exchanges.

The group’s inaugural meeting, which is open to the public, will take place on March 20 in Washington, D.C.

Additional information, including a list of Council members, is available on the Department’s website.

[This article posted by: Erin Mosley] 

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