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DC: UB Alumni Panel on Terrorism and National Security


Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Army and Navy Club
on Farragut Square
901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Venue website
How Much
$20 for General Alumni and Non-Alumni Guests
$10 for Graduates of the Last Decade*
Free for the Class of 2016*
Free for UB Alumni Association Lifetime Members*

*To access special prices, you must log in to your UB Connect account by entering your username and password on the following page.
Registration Deadline
Friday, March 3, 2017
More Details
Join fellow alumni and guests, pose a question or area that you’d like to see discussed when you register online and listen as a panel of distinguished alums provides their insight into critical issues that confront our country daily.

Pam Benson (BA ’76), who retired two years ago as senior producer for National Security concluding a 34-year career at CNN, will moderate the panel. She now serves as managing editor for news and senior correspondent for the security-based Cipher Brief.

The panelists are:

Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett (BA ’75) is deputy director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University, where he teaches in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is former director of Naval Intelligence and of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

Maj. Donald T. Zajackowski (BA ’78) has been a political and military analyst with the U.S. Marine Corps since 2000. His vast international intelligence background includes past positions with the U.S. State Department, Army and Navy, and the System Planning Corp.

Christine A. Potosnak (JD ’98) is branch chief in the Citizenship and Immigration Services administrative appeals office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Potosnak, who earned a BA in political science from DeSales University, spent more than 15 years practicing immigration law.

Gregory Michaelidis (BA ’92, MS ’94) spent the past eight years at the Department of Homeland Security as director of speechwriting and senior advisor for public affairs. The founder and director of Security Awareness Lab now advises top cybersecurity officials on communicating with the public and private sector about preventing and responding to cyber attacks.

The event will begin with a reception (passed hors d’oeuvres, displays, a carving station and beer, wine and soda) promptly at 6. The panel will convene at 6:45. Coffee, tea and dessert will follow.

Please note, the capacity of the Army and Navy Club ballroom is 115 and the expectation is that this event will sell out. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Business attire is required; sports coat tie are required for gentlemen.

Co-hosted by the DC Chapter of the UB Alumni Association
and the College of Arts and Sciences

Mike Jankowski
UB Alumni Association
201 Harriman Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214