William Urban, the Lee L. Morgan Professor of History and International Studies at Monmouth College, will attend the 57th Annual National Security Forum (NSF) at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama next week.
He was among approximately 120 U.S. civilian leaders in business, education and government to receive a personal invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force. The purpose of NSF is to expose influential citizens to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents in order to engage each other’s ideas and perspectives on Air Force, national and international security issues.
"The National Security Forum is good background for the courses I teach on current politics, military affairs and terrorism," said Urban, a member of MC's faculty since 1966. He will leave for the forum following Sunday's commencement exercises at Monmouth.
NSF provides an opportunity for an open and candid exchange of ideas among the guests, senior military and civilian leaders, and Air War College students. The Air War College is the senior professional development school in the Air Force officer education system as a part of Air University. One of Urban's former students at Monmouth, Carl Forkner ’80, is a professor there, specializing in global security.