Bush’s security adviser on “Facing the Storm"

For Immediate Release:  March 29, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Dane Egli, national security adviser to former President George W. Bush, will pull back the curtain on America’s need to be more resilient in these complex and uncertain times during a speech Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at Bloomsburg University’s Centennial Hall, room 218. Egli’s lecture, “Facing the Storm: National Security Imperatives for 2016,” is open to the public free of charge. His talk is based on his 2014 book, “Beyond the Storms – Strengthening Homeland Security and Disaster Management to Achieve Resilience.”

Currently national security strategist at Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Md., Egli has a broad range of experience in national security planning, homeland security, preparedness and resilience, international affairs, executive leadership, interagency coordination and effective communications. As director for counterterrorism from July 2004 to July 2006 during George W. Bush’s administration, he served as senior presidential adviser on counternarcotics and hostage rescue policies and chaired the 30-member Policy Coordination Committee-International Drug Control and the 20-member interagency Hostage Working Group. His earlier positions include deputy commandant of cadets and professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, commanding officer on the Coast Guard ship Northland, and senior operational planner in the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area.

Egli has presented speeches nationwide on topics including resilience, terrorism and leadership and been featured as an expert on Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story,” Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” CNN’s “Out Front,” National Public Radio’s “The Diane Rehm Show” and ABC’s “This Week.”

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, diploma in national security studies from the Naval War College, master’s degrees from George Washington University and the National Defense University, and a doctoral degree in homeland security from the University of Colorado.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.