Huddle with the Faculty discussion on Nov. 5 to focus on national security

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Alumni Association's Huddle with the Faculty series continues on Saturday, Nov. 5, when James Houck will lead a discussion titled "National Security and the Law: Challenges for the Next President." 

As Penn State celebrates Military Appreciation Day and the nation prepares to elect its next president, we confront an array of difficult national security challenges. Houck will lead an interactive discussion surveying these threats with a particular focus on how the law shapes our responses to challenges as diverse as the Islamic State, cybersecurity, Syria, domestic terrorists, Guantanamo, and more.

Houck focuses his teaching and research on national security law, international law, and military law. He joined Penn State after retiring as the 41st judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy in 2012. He has served as the interim dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs since 2013.

Admission is free, and no reservations are needed. Alumni, parents, students, friends and guests are welcome.

Huddle with the Faculty takes place at the Nittany Lion Inn on the Saturday morning of each home football game during the 2016 season. Complimentary continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. 

Huddle with the Faculty is presented by the Penn State Alumni Association and sponsored by the Village at Penn State with support from the Nittany Lion Inn and Penn State Press.

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Last Updated November 23, 2016