The speaker series brings to campus distinguished leaders in the field of Homeland Security to share their perspective on what needs to be done to combat terrorism and make our nation safer.
The Edward V. Badolato Distinguished Speaker Series is endowed by the late Colonel Edward V. Badolato, USMC (Ret.). Colonel Badolato graduated from Towson University and served under former Presidents Reagan and Bush as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy, specializing in counter-terrorism and emergency planning. Colonel Badolato was an internationally recognized expert in the field of energy and environmental operations, contingency planning, and emergency response. He was also a retired Marine Corps Colonel with three combat tours in Vietnam.
November 9, 2017 | College of Liberal Arts, Room 4110
The opioid crisis poses a direct and growing threat to the homeland security of the United States and Maryland. In 2014 alone (the last year in which national numbers are available), more than 19,000 Americans died from opioid overdose. In Maryland, opioid-related deaths nearly quadrupled between 2010 and 2016. The opioid crisis affects the health and welfare of individuals, it destroys lives. It is intertwined with crime and poverty and costs the state millions of dollars in direct and indirect costs. The opioid crisis affects the economic and physical security of local and regional communities, this state, and the nation. Please join us for an important discussion about this threat.
How is the opioid crisis impacting Maryland and what is being done to address this new homeland security threat? Learn from the State's own expert on the matter.
Enjoy great food and network with students, faculty, and others while learning about an important issue facing the United States.