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Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter! We hope everyone has been able to stay warm this past week! In this newsletter learn about the updated giving page for ACDIS, upcoming security events, and our upcoming North Korea Symposium.


The ACDIS Program has had an impact on untold numbers of faculty and students during its history.

Your generous gift to the Directors Fund will ensure future generations of University of Illinois students engage in the study of peace and security. Gifts to the Directors Fund honor the programs founders and former directors of ACDIS and supports student researchers.

Your gift to the Friends of ACDIS will support subscriptions and purchases for security-related publications for student access in our ACDIS library. Your gift will also support lectures, symposia, and conferences that concentrate on the ACDIS mission.

Gift transactions are confidential and secure. Please select the fund you would like to make a gift to, along with the amount, and you will be redirected to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure Online Giving form.

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Security Events

Seeing is Disbelieving: The Contested Visibility of 9/11 in France

  • Lecture related to security 
  • February 18th 12:00 pm 
  • Room 109, English Building, 608 S Wright St, Urbana, IL

HGMS faculty seminar will be given by Jean-Philippe Mathy 

Sponsors: Initiative for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies and co-sponsored by European Union Center  


ITI I CREDC Seminar: Galen Rasche, EPRI Cyber Security Roadmap and Research Challenge 

  • Seminar related to Cyber Security 
  • February 19th 3:00 - 4:00 pm 
  • NCSA 1030 and WebEx 

Cyber security has become a critical priority for electric utilities across the power delivery, fossil generation, and nuclear power sectors. The evolving electric grid is increasingly dependent on information technology and telecommunications infrastructures to ensure its reliable operation. This presentation provides an overview of key industry trends and research objectives identified in EPRI’s Cyber Security Roadmap, which describes several future states and research challenges for enhancing the security of the electric sector.  It will also describe an opportunity for CREDC researchers to propose projects to support EPRI in achieving the highlighted future states. 



The North Korean Symposium, Crisis on the Korean Peninsula?, will be held at the University of Illinois on Thursday, March 28th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The program will cover topics such as a history of Korea, the Korean Peninsula Today, and Security Issues and the Korean Peninsula

  • Symposium on North Korea
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Spurlock Museum in the Knight Auditorium 
  • Contact information, information regarding speakers, parking, and travel can be found in the hyperlink above 

Sponsor: Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security and Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies 

Have a Great Week!