On Thursday, February 26, over 100 local high school students from Hempfield Area High School and Burrell High School joined Seton Hill University students and faculty at the annual U.S. Army War College Panel Discussion, presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and Seton Hill University, in cooperation with the Eisenhower National Security Series.

Panelists included Colonel Michael W. Hoadley, U.S. Army, Colonel Maxine Girard, U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel Haldane Lamberton, U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel Eugene McFeely, U.S. Air Force, Colonel Robert McLaughlin, U.S. Army, Colonel Jack Monroe, U.S. Marine Corps; Seton Hill students and faculty.

The theme for the 2009 panel discussion was "Shaping National Security in an Interdependent World."

The Eisenhower Series Program is an academic outreach program established by the Department of the Army to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between students of the U.S. Army War College and the civilian public, with emphasis on students and faculty at academic institutions throughout the United States. The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh partners annually with Seton Hill University to present the U.S. Army War College Regional Seminar in Greensburg, Pa.