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LEJA Faculty to Present 'Counterterrorism Strategies' Sept. 11

September 9, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – Faculty from the Western Illinois University School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration will serve as experts for a "Counterterrorism Strategies" seminar Wednesday, Sept. 11. The presentation will take place from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11 in Stipes Hall 121 and is open free to the public.

Faculty presenters and their topics include:

  • John Schafer, assistant professor of LEJA, psychologist and former Federal Bureau of Investigation analyst: "Interviewing Extremists and Terrorists"

  • Terry Mors, director of the School of LEJA and former commander of the Gurnee, IL, Police Dept.: "Public Participation in Combating Terrorism"

  • Dean Alexander, associate professor of LEJA, director of the Homeland Security Research Program and member of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Executive Board for the Central District of Illinois: "Family-Affiliated Extremism/Terrorism Responses"

"Counterterrorism Strategies" is organized by the Homeland Security Research Program and the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration.

For more information, contact Alexander at Learn more about WIU's School of LEJA at

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