90th Anniversary Event: Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey to Visit Campus Oct. 31

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Syracuse University’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) will host Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the 18th chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, for a campus lecture on the challenges facing the next generation of security professionals and the role higher education plays in developing an effective, committed and ethical workforce.

Chairman Dempsey’s address will shine a spotlight on the important role higher education can play in supporting and empowering both the nation’s veterans and future defense leaders. Joining Dempsey and providing additional remarks will be INSCT Director William C. Banks and Maxwell School Dean James B. Steinberg. Vice Chancellor Haynie will moderate.


As 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey is the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and the principal military advisor to the president, the secretary of defense and the National Security Council. During nearly 40 years of service, Dempsey has commanded at every echelon of the Army, from platoon to combatant command. His decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Bronze Star with “V” Device and Oak Leaf Cluster.

Melaine Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

Dineen Hall
Syracuse University

Friday, October 31

10 a.m. – Guests must be seated
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Address

Tickets are required and may be obtained from the Schine Box Office beginning Monday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. A valid SU or SUNY-ESF I.D. is required and tickets are limited to two per person. Doors will open on Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. for security screening and guests should plan to arrive early.  All guests must be seated by 10 a.m.  Backpacks and other large bags are not permitted

For more information contact:  Martin Walls mwalls@syr.edu

This event is presented in conjunction with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Maxwell School.

 Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism

A multidisciplinary, university-based center for the study of national and international security and terrorism, the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) offers law and graduate studies and conducts incisive research and timely policy analysis. Part of both Syracuse University’s College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, INSCT’s collaborative projects and initiatives have shaped law and policy dialogues for more than 10 years.

The fields of national security, counterterrorism, homeland security, and cybersecurity are rapidly evolving—battlefields and borders are becoming virtual; governments are emphasizing peacekeeping, rule of law, humanitarian law, postconflict reconstruction, and democracy building; and insurgency, asymmetric conflicts, and fourth generation warfare continue to pit nation states against mobile and connected adversaries.

It’s a strength of INSCT’s agile program that the Institute has kept pace with these changes, evolving its mission and expanding its programs to meet the shifting patterns of cross-domain security and terrorism threats, the demands of law and policy makers and practitioners, and the needs of graduate and law students building national security and counterterrorism careers.
For more information visit  the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism





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