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Terrorist Threats Panel Presentation Oct. 29

October 18, 2010

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's Homeland Security Research Program will present "Terrorist Threats in the AfPak-India Region and Its Implications for the United States" panel presentation and discussion from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 29, in the Multicultural Center on the WIU-Macomb campus.

Organized by the Homeland Security Research Program, Western's School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, as well as the Graduate Program in Security Policy Studies and the Center for Intelligence Studies at Notre Dame College (Cleveland, OH), the event will feature faculty experts from WIU and Notre Dame College. The panel will be moderated by Greg Moore, director of intelligence studies at Notre Dame College.

Panel topics and speakers include:

  • Challenges of Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan While Conducting Counterterrorism Operations
    Lt. Col. Lawrence Pickett, military science department, WIU
  • Terror Financing in the AfPak-India Region
    John Hatzadony, assistant professor, Notre Dame College (Cleveland, OH)
  • Afghanistan-Pakistan Instability and Its Implications for India
    Rajeev Sawhney, professor, management and marketing department, WIU
  • Foreign Affinity Terrorism in the U.S. and Its Nexus with the AfPak-India Region
    Dean Alexander, director of WIU's Homeland Security Research Program, and associate professor, WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

The panel presentation and discussion is open free to the public; attendee registration is required. Contact Dean Alexander to register (or for more information) at (309) 298-2120 or

Learn more about WIU's Homeland Security Research Program at

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