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Homeland Security Lecture Series

October 11, 2011

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MACOMB, IL -- The Western Illinois University Homeland Security Research Program's lecture series will begin Wednesday, Oct. 12 with a presentation from a faculty member at National Intelligence University. The lectures are open free to the public.

Mir Sadat, a professor at National Intelligence University, will discuss U.S. policy in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and terrorism in that area of the world at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Stipes Hall 121 on WIU's Macomb campus.

John Riley, special agent in charge (Chicago) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will present "Breaking the Cartels" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Horrabin Hall 78.

Brad Carnduff, director of the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center, will discuss the center and its activities. A date and location will be announced at a later date.

The Homeland Security Research Program (HSRP), based in the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western, undertakes various activities, including all facets of homeland security studies from the radicalization and recruitment of extremists/terrorists on the Internet, terrorism and law enforcement, and terrorism and business to the legal aspects of homeland security and homeland security technologies. The HSRP contributed to an online database of Illinois-based homeland security firms, and the HSRP is involved in organizing and participating in international and domestic seminars and forums on homeland security issues. The publication of homeland security-related analyses, media outreach, and an internship program are also part of the program.

For more information on the HSRP, contact Dean Alexander, director, at (309) 298-2120 or

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