National security issues and privacy information will be the focus of a talk by M.E. “Spike” Bowman, a professional consultant and national security expert, on Monday, March 29, at DeSales. Bowman will speak on, “National Security Law and the Effects on the Intelligence Community and Citizens’ Privacy,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room of the DeSales University Center. The talk will be followed by an audience question-and-answer period. The program, which is open to the public free of charge.
The DeSales University National Security Club, new at DeSales as of the 2009 – 2010 academic year, is sponsoring the event. The talk by Bowman marks the inaugural event for the club.
Over the course of his distinguished career, M.E. (Marion Eugene) “Spike” Bowman has served as deputy of national counterintelligence with the Senior National Intelligence Service and as senior research fellow with the National Defense University. Also, for over 10 years, he was a senior counsel of national security law with the FBI, and later, director of intelligence issues and group policy for the national security branch.
Bowman decided to pursue intelligence work, after being commissioned a naval line officer. Later, he was selected to the first class of the Law Education Program. After graduation, he served in the Naval Legal Service Office and the National Security Agency, before completing his degree in international and comparative law. Subsequently, he organized a Navy legal office specializing in national security law where he helped design and implement national security strategies and programs, and represented the Secretaries of Defense and Navy, during the major espionage investigations and prosecutions of the 1980s, including the Walkers, Whitworth and Pollard.
Currently, he serves as a faculty member at The George Washington University graduate school, and a lecturer at the University of Virginia College of Law and George Mason University College of Law. Bowman is the author of many articles on national security issues and is a frequent lecturer in the United States and abroad.
Born in Ontario, Oregon, Bowman earned a bachelor of arts from Willamette University, master of arts from the University of Wisconsin, doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Idaho, and master of laws in international and comparative law from The George Washington University.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Defense Superior Service Medal, NATO Service Medal, Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The George Washington University, and the Intelligence Under Law Award.
For more information on the event and the DeSales University National Security Club, contact Jeff Anderson ’11, at 761-845-3038.
Press Release: Expert on National Security to Speak at DeSales, Monday, March 29 | Posted on: 3/24/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu