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Citadel News Service
19 Feb 2008

Campus co-host to domestic security conference

The Citadel Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice will serve as a co-host of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Domestic Security Conference Feb. 28-29. This is one in a series of conferences that explore the convergence of crime and terrorism.

The conference is open to Citadel students, faculty and staff. Please RSVP to Michael Wagers at 953-2425 or by Feb. 22.

Highlights of the conference include a keynote address from Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti, Citadel Class of 1966. Libutti is the former New York Police Department deputy commissioner for counterterrorism and under secretary for information analysis and infrastructure protection directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Charleston. 

The lunch speaker on Friday, Feb. 29 will be terrorism analyst Peter Bergen. Bergen is CNN's on-air analyst and author of “Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Bin Laden.” Bergen is one of the few Western journalists to have interviewed Osama Bin Laden. Bergen’s speech will take place in the Regimental Commanders Riverview Room.

Other conference speakers will include Domingo Herraiz, director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance; George Kelling, co-author of “Fixing Broken Windows;” Judith Miller, former New York Times investigative reporter and chiefs and state police superintendents from states located along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Topics will cover gun trafficking and the potential for terrorists, like criminals, to exploit our interstate highway system and will also include a panel on intelligence sharing and the war on terror.

Conference attendees will attend The Citadel’s weekly military dress parade at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 29 on Summerall Field.

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