Yeager Symposium lectures to address national security


This year’s Yeager Symposium, presented by the Society of Yeager Scholars, includes two lectures on The New Terror:  Emerging  Threats to National Security .

The first one features Dr. Jason Morrissette, a political science faculty member who will speak on “The Politics of Fear:  Domestic and Lone-Wolf Terrorism in the U.S.” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30,  in Room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.

Morrissette has expertise in world politics, conflict and security,  post-Soviet and  environmental  politics.  He was the 2010 recipient of the Pickens-Queens Excellence in Teaching Award.

Laurie Garrett, a Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, will address “Bioterrorism:  the Modern Peril”  at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center.

Garrett has won the Polk, Peabody and Pulitzer prizes  for her outstanding work and research.  She is the author of several books and served as a script consultant for the major motion picture, Contagion.

The lectures are free and open to the public.