American Politics and Policy Conference
Feb. 10-11 at Hyatt House in Dulles, Virginia
“Technology and Communication” is the theme for this year’s American Politics and Policy Conference. All members of the PHC community are welcome to join the APP majors on Feb. 11, the second day of their retreat, to hear presentations and attend a job fair. Five speakers are slated to present on topics ranging from cyber security, Google, net neutrality, and current and future technological issues.
Michael Carowitz from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to speak. Joining him are Max Everett, who worked on a cyber security unit at the inauguration; Josh McGuire, former senior counsel for Google; Tom Struble, who is from TechFreedom and will cover issues such as smart cities and next-gen wireless; and Brent Skorup, who is from Mercatus Center and will give an overview of today’s relevant technology topics including driverless cars and drones.
“[This conference] really gives APP Majors and other students an opportunity to learn about things that are relevant to their career that they wouldn’t otherwise learn at PHC,” conference coordinator Maggie McKneely said.
Religion in Russian Geo-Political Strategy Workshop
Feb. 11 at 9:45 a.m. in the BHC Board Room, Patrick Henry College
This Strategic Intelligence workshop will provide a glimpse of what Russia actually looks like today and to help people understand the role that religion plays in Russia’s strategy.
“[It will give] a better appreciation for the history of Russia and its intertwining with the Russian Orthodox Church as an organization as a strain of the Christian religion,” said Dr. Gordon Middleton, Director of the Strategic Intelligence program.
Middleton, PHC’s Dr. Stephen Baskerville, and experts Dr. Paul Coyer and Rebekah Koffler will present and answer questions as a panel. The event is open to all members of the PHC community, but Middleton’s personal approval is needed in advance for anyone not affiliated with the school to attend.