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MIT Research Scientist to Lecture on Homeland Security

Author: Arts and Letters

Cindy Williams, principal research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a lecture titled “U.S. Homeland Security Eight Years after 9/11: Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?” at 4p.m. Oct. 15 in Room 119 of O’Shaughnessy Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the second in a series offered this year by the Notre Dame International Security Program (NDISP) in collaboration with the Provost’s Women’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

The first lecture in the series was presented Sept. 9 by Tom Ricks, a former defense correspondent for The Washington Post and current senior fellow at the Center for New American Security.

Remaining scheduled events include:

  • Nov. 4: “Protecting The Prize:’ Oil and American National Security,” Eugene Gholz, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin, 4p.m., Room 119, O’Shaughnessy Hall
  • Nov. 12: John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of Strategic Studies, Department of Political Science and Mershon Center, Ohio State University, discussing his new book, “Atomic Obsession,” 4p.m., 119 O’Shaughnessy Hall
  • April 22 to 23: Notre Dame’s Henkels Conference series, speakers to be announced

The NDISP was established in 2008 to provide a forum in which leading scholars in national security studies from Notre Dame and elsewhere can gather to explore some of the most pressing issues in national security policy. The program is co-directed by Notre Dame political science faculty members Michael Desch, Daniel Lindley and Sebastian Rosato.

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Contact: Paul Avey,

Originally published by Michael Lucien at on October 06, 2009.