Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center
Drake University
2875 University Ave.,
Des Moines, IA 50311

Join The Harkin Institute on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 7 p.m. when we welcome a panel of national security experts to discuss how we keep America safe from the top global security threats of the day.

The discussion will address existing global security threats to the United States, both at home and abroad, and what is being done to keep the country safe. Expert panelists who will provide their insight on this complex and ever-changing topic include:

  • Alex Iftimie, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Rose Jackson, CEO of RiseUp and former Chief of Staff to the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • Anthony Johnson, former Department of Defense liaison and country team lead for the Security Governance Initiative (SGI) at the U.S. State Department
  • Chad Kreikemeier, professional staff member for the U.S Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

“Now more than ever, national security is top of mind for many Americans,” said Joseph Jones, executive director of The Harkin Institute. “This is a unique opportunity to hear from those who are working to keep America safe day in and day out.”

Established by Richard Sussman, AS’51, and his late wife Lila, the Sussman Lecture Series takes place twice a year and invites notable public figures to discuss topical current events with a small audience.

Past speakers in the Sussman Lecture Series include Columbia, SC, Mayor Stephen Benjamin, British Consul General Stephen Bridges; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi; Julie Steward, president and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums; and Celine Cousteau, a French explorer, education ambassador and documentary filmmaker.

The Sussman Lecture on April 12 is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311 Phone: 515-271-3623 Fax Number: 515-271-3631 Email: Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.