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Citadel News Service
30 Jan 2008

Cadet to discuss crime, justice in Thailand

Cadet Ryan T. Conlon will give a presentation on “Crime and Justice in Modern Thailand” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in Graham Copeland Auditorium in Grimsley Hall.

All faculty, staff, students, and members of The Citadel community are invited to thear about Conlon’s 2007 summer study in Thailand. A discussion on crime and politics in Southeast Asia will follow the presentation. The program, which is also free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice. 

Conlon is a senior in Echo Company, a criminal justice major, Army ROTC commission recipient, and member of the 2008 Honor Committee and Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society. He further distinguished himself by being listed in the Who’s Who Among 2008 edition.

Conlon is the 2007 recipient of The Citadel Foundation Thailand Study Abroad grant. Conlon was chosen for the award following a competitive selection process conducted by Citadel criminal justice faculty. The annual grant award, begun in 2005, is given to criminal majors from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. During the summer of 2007, Cadet Conlon participated in a study of the Thailand criminal justice system directed by Kennesaw State University professor Dr. Sutham Cheurprakobkit in partnership with the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at The Citadel.

"This is an excellent example of the global learning and academic fruits that can stem from Citadel cadets getting involved in a Citadel Foundation-sponsored study abroad experience," said professor William Bloss of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

For more information about the program, call 953-5074.

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