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Panel of U.S. Army War College Representatives to Speak at Mount Union January 28

January 17, 2019

ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Department of Political Science and International Studies will be hosting an open panel discussion on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Tolerton and Hood Hall room 100 on Mount Union’s campus.

The discussion, titled "21st Century Military and Security Issues,” will feature four representatives from the U.S. Army War College: Col. Mike Baim, Col. Abdullah Haruna Ibrahim, Col. Christopher Johnson and Lt. Col. Jonathan Shine. 

Col. Baim has over twenty years of active duty experience in the U.S. Army. As an engineer officer, he has commanded an engineer company, an engineer battalion and was selected to command an engineer brigade beginning in 2019.

Col. Ibrahim is a military police officer from Nigeria. He is a graduate of the department of history from the Nigerian Defense Academy. Col. Ibrahim has two masters’ degrees in law enforcement and criminal justice and international affairs and diplomacy from the Sir Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria in Nigeria. 

Col. Johnson is a 1996 graduate of Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. In his 10th year of service Col. Johnson was accepted into the Strategic Intelligence career field and earned a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence University. 

Lt. Col. Shine earned his commission in 1998 after graduating from Princeton University’s Army ROTC program. LTC Shine is currently a student at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in political economics, and Georgetown University with a Master’s in Public Policy Administration. 

Following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to speak individually with the panelists. The event is free and open to the public.

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