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Middle East, Counterterrorism Expert to Deliver Lectures in Macomb, Moline

September 21, 2010

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Western Illinois University's Homeland Security Research Program, the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and the College of Education and Human Services are sponsoring two lectures by Uri Rosset, an assistant professor at Sapir College in Sderot, Israel, and an Arabic analyst at Intuview, an Israeli company that develops software for security and defense applications.

Rosset will deliver "Moderate and Radical Elements in the Middle East" from 5-6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 in Horrabin Hall, room 78, on the WIU-Macomb campus. He will also deliver "Israeli Counterterrorism Policies" from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Moline Public Safety Facility (1640 6th Ave., Moline) in the community conference room.

According to Dean Alexander, associate professor in the WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and director of the Homeland Security Research Program at Western, Rosset teaches courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Middle East and terrorism. He earned his Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. in Middle East history from Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Israel), and he speaks Hebrew, Arabic and English.

Both of Rosset's lectures are open free to the public.

For more information, contact Alexander at (309) 298-2120 or via e-mail at Learn more about WIU's Homeland Security Research Program at

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