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Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University Presents Inaugural Lecture Series


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Riverhead

Leading experts in the field of homeland security—including Rep. Gary Ackerman—will visit the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University to share their experiences and insights as part of an important lecture series.

The Homeland Security Management Institute, which is based at Long Island University's new Riverhead Location, is offering its inaugural lecture series free to the public at Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus in Brookville, New York. Five sessions comprise the effort, which will cover such topics as how the government is facing current issues of security, the origins of al-Qaida, how to prepare for natural disasters and the challenges of search and rescue missions.

The lectures are:

  • The Red File™: Physical and Financial Preparedness (November 15, 2006): Michael Emmerman, a managing director and money manager at Neuberger Berman, LLC and director of the nonprofit organization Special Operations Support, will discuss the tools needed to prepare personally and professionally for life-altering events such as hurricanes, fires, floods and earthquakes.

  • Rescue Mission: The Perfect Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom (November 29, 2006): Retired Air Force combat commander and C.W. Post graduate David Ruvola will chronicle his personal experience as commander of the rescue mission featured in the book and film “The Perfect Storm” as well as his experiences with the Air Force 101st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Origins of al-Qaida (December 7, 2006): Counterintelligence expert Richard Pena will discuss his current work with the Northeast Regional Counterintelligence Office at Brookhaven National Laboratory and his role on the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he conducted criminal and intelligence investigations involving al-Qai'da and Sunni extremists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Europe and the Caribbean.

  • Current Issues in Homeland Security: (December 13, 2006) Rep. Gary Ackerman, Fifth Congressional District of New York, will share his perspective as the senior member of the House International Relations Committee, where he addresses issues of national security, nuclear proliferation and terrorism in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

All lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 119 of Humanities Hall at the C.W. Post Campus, 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A), Brookville, N.Y. Advanced reservations are recommended. For more information, contact the office at (631) 287-8316 or (631) 287-8235.

The Long Island University Homeland Security Management Institute offers an online Master of Science degree and a 15-credit graduate level Advanced Certificate program as well as on-site training for first responders and emergency personnel. These two programs are available to professionals working in law enforcement, emergency management, the military, fire fighting or HazMat operations, corporate or private security, the intelligence community, or any other Homeland Security field, as well as to those who aspire to pursue management careers in various homeland security fields. For more information visit

Posted 05/15/2006

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