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WIU Homeland Security Research Program Lecture Series Set for April 7, 14

April 3, 2017

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MACOMB, IL — The Western Illinois University School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) will host the semi-annual Homeland Security Research Program lecture series in April, with two lectures featuring guest presenters. Both presentations are open free to the public.

Representatives from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) will deliver the first lecture from 1-1:50 p.m. Friday, April 7 in Stipes Hall 121. They will discuss the role of the JTTF in combating terrorism, including in Illinois.

A senior intelligence official at the Illinois State Police will deliver the second lecture this semester from 1-1:50 p.m. Friday, April 14 in Stipes Hall 121. He will discuss the role of the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center as well as the pathway to radicalization.

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For more information, contact Dean Alexander, director of the Homeland Security Research Program and LEJA professor, at (309) 298-2120 or by email at

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