2015 Virginia Tech NSEP/IC-CAE Colloquium

The annual National Security Education Program Colloquium is the highlight of our educational programs. It allows students from across the university to interact with leaders from the intelligence and national security community, beginning with a student research poster session and keynote, and continuing on the second day with speakers, networking sessions, and career panel.

NSEP/IC-CAE Colloquium

The 2015 NSEP/IC-CAE Colloquium is April 22-23, 2015, in Blacksburg VA. The event is hosted at the Inn at Virginia Tech.


Wednesday, 22 April

5:00pm - 6:15pm


NSEP Student Poster Session (invitation only)

  • How China’s Expansion in the South China Sea is impacting U.S. Security Within the Region
  • Implications and the Why Behind Russia’s Hacking of the New York Stock Exchange
  • How the U.S. occupation and withdraw of Iraq has impacted the growth of ISIS
  • Anti-Access Area-Denial in the South China Sea, Potential Deterrence of Aggressive Chinese Action
  • ISIL’s use of Religion in the Development and Recruitment of Their Terrorist Organization
  • Big Data, Video Search Requirements
  • An Interactive Simulation in STK with a Python Engine
  • The Economic Implications of China's Aging Population
  • The Importance of Swift Communication across Vast Distances and New Advancements in Information Technology
  • How the Continual Development of Iran’s Nuclear Program is a Threat U.S. National Security
  • How Media Impacts U.S. Citizens and their Perception of National Security
  • The Media Bias in Covering Terrorism
  • Vladimir Putin Ideology
  • Suez Canal Expansion: Egypt's Key to Financial Stability
  • Cyber-terrorism, common types of attacks, prevention, and how important it will be in the future
  • The Chinese Government's Investment in Africa
  • How ISIL is Leveraging Social Media to Expand their Terror Operations
  • Arms Control and Cooperative Security: A Regional Perspective
  • Iran's current military intervention in the Iraqi conflict against ISIS
  • Will Russia continue to back pro-Russian rebels despite the rising political stakes
  • How Houthi Insurgency in Yemen Strengthening al-Qaeda
  • The Danger of Bioterrorism and Natural Outbreaks
  • How Iran’s Nuclear Program is a Threat to U.S. National Security

6:15pm - 7:15pm


Keynote: Scott Large

  • Life In The IC And The Next Challenges in Collection and Analysis, Former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office

Thursday, 23 April

7:45am - 8:15am


Meet and Greet (Breakfast)


8:15am - 8:30am




8:30am - 9:10am


Josh Jackson

  • Vice President, SAIC

9:10am - 9:50am


Special Agent Andy Howell

  • FBI

9:50am - 10:30am


Student and Attendee Networking

10:30am - 11:10am


Major General (Ret.) Jennifer Napper

  • Deputy GM
  • Defense Solutions Business Unit
  • L-3 National Security Solutions

11:10am - 11:50am


Gregory Gordon

  • Technology Watch Program Manager National Ground Intelligence Center

11:50am - 12:00pm




Archived Colloquia

Spring 2016
Spring 2014