Dr. Michele Malvesti to speak on National Security at AU on Oct. 25

Anderson, Ind. — On Oct. 25, Dr. Michele L. Malvesti, former senior director for Combating Terrorism Strategy (2002-2007), will be speaking at Anderson University. Malvesti will first meet with Anderson University students majoring in national security studies, then provide an address at an open forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Decker Hall Room 133. This event is free and open to the public.

Malvesti currently serves as professor of practice in International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. During her time in government, she served more than five years on the National Security Council staff, where she advised the President’s National Security Advisor and Homeland Security Advisor on counterterrorism policy and strategy.

She briefly returned to the White House in 2009 in order to co-chair the Presidential study review that reformed the White House organization for homeland security and counterterrorism on behalf of the Obama Administration. She also has worked as a professional in the intelligence community, a lecturer and senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and a vice president in the National Security Sector at Science Applications International Corporation.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.