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Announcing the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

Posted by Executive Director for Academic Engagement Lauren Kielsmeier

Today we announced the formation of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC), which consists of prominent university presidents and academic leaders. The HSAAC will advise Secretary Napolitano and other senior DHS leaders on several key issues related to engaging the academic community in our homeland security mission.

I look forward to working with the HSAAC to further the Department’s commitment to building, improving and leveraging relationships with the academic community. Their collective expertise will be greatly beneficial to the Department’s missions.

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

The group’s first meeting on March 20 in Washington, D.C. will be open to the public. For a formal announcement, see the Federal Register

Click here for the full list of HSAAC members.

Published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.
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