Badolato Speaker Series

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.

Past Events

  • Human Rights & Homeland Security presented by Qasim Rashid, human rights activist. February 21, 2019
  • Big Data & Homeland Security: Opportunity, Bias, and the Promise of Better Governance presented by Amen Ra Mashariki, Ph.D., urban analytics lead at Esri. March 8, 2018
  • The Newest Threat to Homeland Security: The Opioid Crisis presented by Birch Barron, deputy director of the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center. November 9, 2017
  • Working for the National Security Agency, May 11, 2017. Presented by Emil Volchek, an expert on the technical collection of intelligence, serves as the NSA’s Security Education Academic Liaison for Towson University, and Mike Blair, a TU alumnus, is a retired Navy captain and an expert on naval intelligence and analysis.
  • America's Drug Problem: A Persistent Threat to Homeland Security, May 6, 2016, presented by Tom Carr
  • Mapping Our Safety: How GIS is Being Used in Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Maryland, April 29, 2015, presented by John Morgan
  • The ISIL Threat: Combating Terrorists in the Homeland, September 26, 2014, presented by Harvey Eisenberg
  • Leadership Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombings, April 11, 2014, presented by Chief Linskey
  • The ISIS Threat: Fighting Terrorists from Home, September 20, 2013, presented by John Morton
  • Emergency Management, April 12, 2013
  • When Bad Things Happen to Computer Networks: A demonstration of how hackers break into systems, and what we canal do to reduce our risks, September 7, 2012, presented by Dr. Mike O’Leary
  • On the Ground Perspective: Directing Emergency Management on Baltimore County, April 20, 2012, presented by Mark Hubbard
  • The Role of Democracy in Homeland Security, August 29, 2011
  • Homeland Security in 2011: A reflection of 10 years since 9/11, April 29, 2011, presented by Assistant Professor William J. Lahneman
  • June 16, 2009, presented by Frances Townsend
  • Increasing Intelligence Capability, April 3, 2007, presented by Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger
  • Civil Liberties Versus Terrorism, June 28, 2006, presented by Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III
  • Securing the Nation's Capital, May 9, 2005, presented by Director of the Office of National Capital Region Coordination Thomas J. Lockwood
  • November 17, 2005, presented by Colonel Edward V. Badolato, USMC (Retired)
  • Taking the Terror our of Terrorism: A blueprint for how America can defeat terrorism, November 15, 2004, presented by Colonel Edward V. Badolato, USMC (Retired)

Contact Information

Program Director

Joseph R. Clark, PhD
College of Liberal Arts
Room 2235
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.