Classrooms for Security: Harnessing Academia to Keep America Safe
Carafano, James Jay; Baker McNeill, Jena; Weitz, Richard
Heritage Foundation, Backgrounder #2434, July 7, 2010, online edition, 11p (PDF)
"A homeland security enterprise that can meet the threats and challenges of the 21st century requires the assistance and commitment of America’s educational system. Schools, colleges, and universities must focus on educating students and training professionals, while fostering innovation and planning for the future. More and more academic institutions are offering classes and degrees in issues related to homeland security. Partnerships between institutions of higher learning and the Department of Homeland Security are a crucial part of developing future homeland security leaders. Three homeland security experts explain how academic institutions have become core members of the national homeland security enterprise—and why this relationship must be deepened and enhanced."
James Carafano directs Heritage's Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies. Jena Baker McNeill is a homeland security policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. Richard Weitz is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Center for a New American Security and Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute.
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C24/03-10. Posted August 25, 2010