National Security Forum

Welcome Back NSF! With COVID-19 ramping down, NSF is thrilled to be returning to in-person breakfast meetings! Our new venue is the Reno Elks Lodge at 597 Kumle Lane. The venue is very versatile with plenty of parking and no stairs. We held our Anniversary Event there in November and it worked quite well. We are also upgrading our communication platforms to host hybrid (in-person/Zoom) events. You will be able to join us at the Elks for breakfast and socializing or attend on Zoom if you are not in town. Our speakers will present both in-person and on Zoom. All of our programs will be recorded and posted on our website within a week, so if you miss one you can catch the video online.
Thank you for your patience and continued support for NSF as we upgrade our platforms so we can continue to deliver timely programs that stimulate your thinking about important national security issues.

The National Security Forum (NSF) is a non-partisan, educational, nonprofit organization that brings expert speakers from around the U.S. to talk about national and international security, domestic and foreign terrorism, economic and financial threats, the safety of our food and water supply, energy policy, electrical grid stability, and a variety of other topics that affect all Americans.


  • Jan. 11, 2023National Security Challenges Facing the US in 2023, Keith Hansen/Rae Huffstutler, In-person breakfast event at Reno Elks, 0800-1000.
  • February 2023 – TBD, Ukraine War 1 Year In, Hybrid Event @ Elks and Zoom
  • March 2023 – TBD, Domestic extremism or cryptocurrency crash (Hybrid or Zoom event)
  • April 2023 – (T) NSF visit to NNSS. Travel dates and logistics being worked with MSTS. Stay tuned for more details.
  • May 23-25, 2023 – Youth Security Forum

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NSF Anniversary Event – November 7, 2022

Come celebrate 10 years since NSF was founded and 20 years since Ty Cobb started holding national security breakfast discussions at the Silver & Gold. Pay tribute to Ty Cobb for his vision in forming NSF and creating a space for stimulating discussions about timely and important national security topics.
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Oct. 13, 2022 – NSF Virtual Forum: Ukraine War, NATO Enlargement, and European Security

Register NOW 13 October Program: Welcome back to our Ukraine War Series. This is the seventh program in our Special Topic discussion series. In light of all that has happened in Ukraine over the last couple of weeks, we thought it was vitally important to return to this topic.
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June 22, 2022 – Nevada Energy Security Forum: IN-PERSON EVENT

Great news and welcome back to our NSF northern Nevada residents! Our next quarterly in-person event will be the Nevada Energy Security Forum on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at the Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nevada. Panelists at the Nevada Energy Security Forum will discuss challenges and opportunities for Nevada and the region as we transition to alternative energy resources and away from fossil fuels.
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May 19, 2022 – NSF Special Topic Panel Discussion #5: War in Ukraine: Money laundering and sanctions avoidance

NSF will host our Fifth War in Ukraine Special Topics Panel Discussion on money laundering and avoiding sanctions on Russia on Thursday, May 19th 0900 – 1015 PDT. Our speaker will be Prof. Moyara Ruehsen from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Fortunately for NSF, Morrie teaches at MIIS and serves on an international illicit finance task force from her home in South Reno.
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