Global Scholars Crisis Simulation Speaker Open to members of the USM community
R.P. Eddy '90 "Social Media, Public Opinion, and National Security" The talk will focus on social media, politics, and public opinion; social media and national security; and social media and the debate over immigration.
Eddy is a globally recognized security and intelligence expert who serves as the CEO of Ergo, a leading intelligence and analysis firm in New York. He also previously served as director of the White House National Security Council, chief of staff to the United Nations’ U.S. ambassador, senior adviser to the Secretary of Energy, and senior policy officer to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, where he served as an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
Eddy is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of the Middle East Institute. He has served as a senior fellow at Harvard University, the Madison Policy Forum, and the Manhattan Institute. He is also the co-author of “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes,” which was published in 2017.
While a student at USM, Eddy was involved in many facets of school life. He was a prefect and a member of the student council, earned all-conference honors as a football player, and served as an editor for Charter, the school’s former newspaper, among other activities. He returned to campus in May 2018 to deliver USM's Commencement address.