“Security System Governance: Confronting Democratic Diminution and Lawlessness”

Date: March 18 – 23, 2024
Venue: New York


The Conference on “Security System Governance: Confronting Democratic Diminution and Lawlessness” seeks to deepen the understanding of participants on the intersection between peace, rule of law, and strong institutions. Participants will explore the potentials of security governance towards peace and justice in the face of the growing backsliding of democracy in many countries including the United States.

The conference is expected to feature speakers that will highlight the urgent need for policy makers and security operatives to understand how rapid, unregulated urbanization, unemployment, injustice, inequality, poor amenities, and climate threats affect state security and stability in many countries of the world.

The conference seeks to address security challenges of different fragile democracies and identify effective governance strategies that could stem the trend towards undemocratic practices and disregard for law and order in several regions of the world. Empowering law enforcement and security professionals with advanced global best skills in security system governance and strategies will significantly enhance their ability to address crisis situations with precision, empathy, and diplomacy.

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10th Gershowitz Conference on Media and Governance
Theme: “Confronting Democratic Diminution:
Press Freedom in an Era of Pandemic, War, and Political Crisis”
Schedule and Presentations
Friday, November 11, 2022
9 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: School of Public Affairs and Administration,
Rutgers University – Newark
9:00-9:30         Registration
9:30-9:45    Opening Statements:
Dr. Gregg Van Ryzan, Interim Dean,
School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University – Newark
Dr. Robert Shick, John Jay College, New York – Conference Co-Chair.
            Dr. Uchenna Ekwo, President, CMPI – Conference Co-Chair                                                    
            Gabrial Gershowitz, Attorney, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, NY
9:45-10.30    Keynote Speakers:
 Congressman Herbert Klein, Former US Congressman (NJ)


CMPI Executive Leadership Education: Application Now Open

October 2-25, 2022 | Newark, New Jersey

Applications are now open for the Fall 2022 cohort of the CMPI Executive Leadership Education. This transformative program prepares aspiring global leaders to be effective, ethical change makers. An intensive and interactive four weeks of experiential learning gives participants a deeper understanding of the complex global dynamics and moral constraints they face as leaders. Participants also forge lasting relationships with an impressive global network of peers. Organized in partnership with the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, the CMPI Executive Leadership Education offers a wide range of customized education programs featuring world-class faculty, policy experts, and multidisciplinary leadership development coaches.

CMPI is seeking leaders to build our next diverse and accomplished cohort. For entrance into this competitive program, CMPI will consider candidates’ professional background and leadership potential, as well as demonstrated commitment to ethics, addressing global issues, and becoming a more effective peace advocate.

Program Highlights

  • Experiential leadership and Communication seminars
  • Internship
  • Case Studies and negotiation to become solution providers to critical global challenges