Speaker on Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics


On Tuesday March 19 at 7:00pm, we will welcome Eric Botts, Security Project Manager at Swailes & Company, a Houston-based investigative and security consulting firm. He will speak on Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics. Botts served for 31 years with the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer and civil servant. In the Foreign Service, he served in four overseas posts: as Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas: Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin; Deputy Chief of Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas, and Anti-Fraud Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul and; as Assistant Administrative Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. He later transferred to the civil service, becoming the Assistant Director/Information Systems Security Officer of the Houston Passport Agency. He is an adjunct lecturer on cyber issues at the University of Houston, Downtown and Adjunct Professor of International Studies at the University of St. Thomas.