Former national security adviser to speak

For Immediate Release:  Nov. 6, 2014

BLOOMSBURG—Dane Egli, national security adviser to former president George W. Bush, will speak on terrorism and terrorism preparedness Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University’s McCormick Center 1303. His lecture is open to the public free of charge.

Dane Egli

A native of Danville, Egli is a senior adviser for national security strategies at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., focused on homeland security, critical infrastructure resilience and maritime security. He also is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, Whiting School of Engineering and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, as well as distinguished professor at the Colorado Technical University.

From 2004 to 2006, he served at the White House as the National Security Council’s director for counterterrorism and global counter-narcotics strategy and the president’s senior adviser on hostages and personnel rescue.

Egli’s 33-year Coast Guard career included service on-board six cutters in operational assignments, conducting search and rescue, drug interdiction, alien migration, fisheries enforcement, polar and domestic icebreaking, and homeland security patrols. He twice served as commanding officer.  

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Coast Guard Academy and master’s degree from George Washington University. He also graduated from the Naval War College, earned a second master’s degree from the National Defense University and a doctoral degree from the University of Colorado.

His book, “Beyond the Storms: Strengthening Homeland Security and Disaster Management to Achieve Resilience,” was published in November 2013.

The program is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Provost’s Office, Global Awareness Society, American Democracy Project and the departments of political science and sociology, social work and criminal justice.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.