SRU’s Security Studies Speaker Series features three experts this fall


Money Laundering

Slippery Rock University’s Department of Homeland and Corporate Security Studies is hosting its annual Security Studies Speaker Series via Zoom, Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15. One of the topics is how government agencies are detecting and preventing money laundering.

Sept. 14, 2020

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University's Department of Homeland and Corporate Security Studies is taking its annual speaker series online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Security Studies Speaker Series will feature three security professionals speaking via Zoom on Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15.





"We've had great success connecting our students and our entire campus community with professionals from the security community, so we're continuing this series as a virtual event," said Susan Lubinski, associate professor of homeland and corporate security studies and department chair. "We're grateful to have such knowledgeable and esteemed professionals who are working in the field share their expertise."

The speakers this fall include:

  • Brad Orsini, senior national security advisor of Secure Community Network, will speak 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sept. 17, about his time as the director of security for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the impact of the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Orsini joined SCN earlier this year, serving as a security consult, trainer and direct responder to critical incidents involving Jewish communities across North America. SCN is a safety and security organization formed by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
  • Oliver Schmidt, president and CEO of C4CS, will speak 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sept. 24, about social media and crisis management. Schmidt has worked for more than two decades with C4CS, an international management consultancy headquartered in Pittsburgh, providing consulting, training and executive coaching experience in the areas of strategic communication, crisis management and organizational leadership.
  • Jennifer Wright, vice president of bank operations and BSA officer at Dollar Bank, will discuss the Bank Secrecy Act, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 15. The Bank Secrecy Act is a federal law requiring financial institutions in the U.S. to assist government agencies in detecting and preventing money laundering. Wright has worked for Dollar Bank in Pittsburgh since 2002, including the last nine years with BSA compliance.

The Security Studies Speaker Series is open to the public and attendees can join via Zoom by visiting this link and entering the passcode "Security."

For more information about the homeland and corporate security studies programs at SRU, visit the department's webpage.

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