Security Calendar & ACDIS Speaker Series

These events are approved for students who are taking NPRE/GLBL 483 Seminar on Security and GLBL 199S Independent Study, Security Events.

Students are required to prepare a multiple choice quiz with five to ten questions and answers that exhibit an understanding of the lecture. NPRE/GLBL 483 and GLBL 199S students submit the quiz to Illinois Compass. The Certificate students submit the quiz to the ACDIS Office Staff at .

Fall 2018 – Security-related Events

DateArea of ConcentrationEventSpeaker
9/13/2018 - 9/15/2018Water SecurityFRESH WATER: Design Thinking for Inland Water TerritoriesNina-Marie Lister - Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto
Jane Wolff - associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Billy Fleming - research director for the Ian L. McHarg Center at PennDesign
Lowell Duckert - Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University
Elen Deming - Director of the Doctor of Design program at the College of Design, North Carolina State University
Jessica Henson - Undergraduate Programs Chair in the Department of Landscape Architecture, UIUC
Mary Pat McGuire - a Registered Landscape Architect, Principal Designer at The Water Lab, and Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois (UIUC)
9/14/2018Food SecurityApproaching Global Food Production with Small FarmersAlan Hansen - professor and interim head of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at UIUC
9/14/2018Information SecurityAdversarial AI for Social GoodYevgeniy Vorobeychik - Washington University in Saint Louis
09/20/2018Physical SecurityGeneration Allah: Democratizing Muslim Men and Holocaust Memory in GermanyDr. Esra Ozyurek - Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute - London School of Economics
09/20/2018Information SecurityDynamic Resiliency Modeling and Planning for Interdependent Critical Infrastructures WebinarQuanyan Zhu and Rae Zimmerman - New York University
09/24/2018Multiple ConcentrationsEntry, Descent and Landing Technology Investments to Enable a New Era of Mars ExplorationDr. Robert D. Braun - University of Colorado Boulder
09/24/2018 - 09/25/2018BiosecurityOutpacing Antimicrobial Resistance SymposiumMaryn McKenna - Journalist; Senior Fellow - Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University
Jean Patel - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Brad Spellberg - University of Southern California
Lynn Silver - LL Silver Consulting, LLC
Gerard Wright - McMaster University
Douglas Mitchell - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vincent Fischetti - The Rockefeller University
Deborah Hung - Harvard Medical School/Broad Institute, MIT
Clifton Barry III - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Peter Smith - Genentech
09/25/2018Physical SecurityBrotherlands to Bloodlands: Jews and Ethnic Germans in Southern Ukraine, Pre-Revolution to PostwarAmber Nickell - Ph.D. Candidate in the History Department - Purdue University
09/25/2018Multiple ConcentrationsCauses and Consequences of Currency Crisis in Iran and TurkeyHadi Salehi Esfahani - Director of CSAMES and Professor of Economics
09/27/2019Physical SecurityAnonymous Brown Bodies: The Productive Power of the Deadly US-Mexico BorderNicholas De Genova - Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies - University of Houston
10/01/2018Physical SecurityStructural Challenges in Iran TodayHamid Abbas Milani - Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University
Christina Moghadam - Professor in the Stanford Global Studies Division
10/02/2018Physical SecurityCampaign Chronicles: Ending Gender-Based ViolenceDr. Swarna Rajagopalan - Independent scholar - Consultant based in Chennai, India,
10/03/2018Multiple ConcentrationsiSEE Congress Symposium: Sustainable CititesRobert J. Jones, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moderator Evan H. DeLucia, Baum Family Director of iSEE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Executive Director
of the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland
Hani Mahmassani, Professor of Civil and Environmental and Industrial Engineering and
Management Sciences Engineering, Northwestern University
Joshua Linn, Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future
Yanfeng Ouyang, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sybil Derrible, Associate Professor of Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ashlynn Stillwell, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris McCarthy, Vice President of Sales Enablement, S&C Electric Company
Don Fullerton, Gutgsell Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Harvey, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis
Julie L. Cidell, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Mary Pat McGuire, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Registered Landscape Architect, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shoshanna Saxe, Assistant Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
John R. Taylor, Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences and Entomology, University of
Rhode Island
Robert Easter, Emeritus President, University of Illinois
Sabine O’Hara, Professor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability &
Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia
David Marcus, Undergraduate in English, University of Illinois
Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen
Urbana Ward 4 City Councilor Bill Brown
Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
William Sullivan, Professor and Head, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation Chicago, Microsoft Cities Team
Zoé Hamstead, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo
Brian Stone, Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Tech University
Evan H. DeLucia, Baum Family Director of iSEE
10/09/2018Environmental SecurityGeopolymers: Structural Inorganic Polymers – and a Potential Partial Solution to Global WarmingWaltraud M. Kriven
10/09/2018Physical SecurityLooking at Euro-African Legacies TodayYolanda Aixelà-Cabré - Professor of Anthropology at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
10/12/2018Multiple ConcentrationsFrom Civil Rights to Food Justice: Race, Food Security, and the EnvironmentDr. Bobby J. Smith II
10/13/2018Physical SecurityPalestine 101Dr. Kenneth Cuno - Assoc Prof of History - History of the Conflict
Dr. Lila Sharif - Asst Prof of Asian American Studies - Socio-cultural Effects of Apartheid and Settler-Colonialism
Stephanie Skora - President-UP Center of Champaign County - Pinkwashing and Jewish Solidarity with Palestine
10/15/2018Environment SecurityDire Predictions: Understanding Global WarmingDr. Michael Mann - director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center
10/16/2018Nuclear/ Physical SecurityACDIS Speaker Series:
"Nuclear Terrorism"
Dr. Mattius Grosse Perdekamp - Professor, Department Head of Physics, and Director of ACDIS - UIUC

Held in Talbot 100H from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
10/16/2018Environment SecurityConfronting the Challenge of Climate ChangeJoanne Chory - Professor and Director - Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Howard H. and Maryam R. Newman Chair in Plant Biology, Salk Institute
Donald Darensbourg - Distinguished Professor - Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
Marcetta Darensbourg - Distinguished Professor - Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M
John Gilleland - Chief Technology Officer - TerraPower
Jim Hurrell - Walter Scott Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering at Colorado State University
Rattan Lal - Director - Carbon Management and Sequestration Center Ohio State University
Cathy Murphy - Larry Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry - University of Illinois
10/16/2018Physical Security Global Knowledge and Transitional Crime"Yulia Zabyelin - John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY
10/25/2018Physical SecurityContemporary German-Jewish Relations, Anti-Semitism and Populism in Europe, and Other Issues Affecting Europe and the Transatlantic RelationshipMr. Stefan Schlüter - Program Director at the German Foreign Office’s Diplomatic Academy in Berlin
10/26/2018Multiple Concentrations"Branded Foreign Aid as a Soft Power Tool : Ugandan Views of Japanese Aid" Dr. Matthew Winters UIUC Department of Political Science
11/7/2018Physical SecurityThe Race Work of War MachinesKatherine Fehr Chandler - Culture and Politics at Georgetown University
Anjali Nath - American Studies at University of California, Davis
Kevin Hamilton Art + Design at UIUC
Ned O'Gorman Communication at UIUC
Moderator: Brian Jordan Jefferson Geography & GIS at UIUC
11/9/2018Physical SecurityState of the European Union AddressHis Excellency David O’Sullivan - Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
11/9/2018Physical SecurityElections and US-EU Relations: A Comparative Look at the Elections to the US Congress and the European Parliament and Implications for Transatlantic RelationsXinyuan Dai, Political Science, University of Illinois
Brian Gaines, Political Science, University of Illinois (invited)
Konstantinos Kourtikakis, Political Science, University of Illinois
Carl Niekerk, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois
Bob Van Den Bos, former Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
Moderator: William Bernhard, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Political Science, University of Illinois (invited)
11/13/2018Physical SecurityConversations on Europe - Peace in Europe: 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice DayHosted by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at Pitt and at remote sites in the US and Europe.
11/27/2018Environmental SecurityThe lupine’s dark shadow – Invasive species, environmental threats and the othering of flowers in SWEDENMattias Frihammar - Stockholm University
Lars Kaijser - Stockholm University
Maja Lagerqvist - Stockholm University
11/28/2018Environmental SecurityStaged Nature: Public Aquariums as Institutions of Knowledge and the Problem of Plastic WasteDr. Lars Kaijser - Department of Ethnology - Stockholm University