National security expert to speak at CSU

U.S. District Court Judge Sterling Johnson Jr., who serves the Eastern District of New York, will be at Columbus State University Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a lecture about national security issues, according to a university rrelease.

The Johnson lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in Blanchard Hall at CSU’s Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Blvd.

Johnson is former commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the agency charged with developing federal sentencing policies and practices. He has dealt with numerous national security cases, including the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.

On campus as the inaugural speaker in the Hallock Lecture Series, Johnson will speak about the role of the U.S. Constitution in national security issues in an address titled “The Role of the Courts in National Security.”

“Judge Johnson has had a front row seat for some of the most important national security issues of this day. He will certainly bring a unique and valuable perspective with him to Columbus,” said Tom Dolan, chair of CSU’s political science department. “Judge Johnson is a great person to start our Hallock Lecture Series, a fantastic new resource for the university that will allow us to bring other national figures to CSU in the future."

For more information, contact Tom Dolan, chair of CSU’s politicalscience department, at 706-565-7875.