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2/22: Terrorism Expert Rohan Gunaratna to Headline MonTREP Conference
February 14, 2013
Exploring the possible links between terrorism and international criminal cartels is the focus of a conference hosted by the Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on February 22. “The Nexus Of Terrorism And Trafficking: Clear And Present Danger?” will bring together diverse experts in the fields of counterterrorism, trafficking and financing to discuss increasing concerns about the relationship between terrorism and criminal organizations.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, a world-renowned specialist on the global threat environment. He is head of Singapore’s International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), one of the largest counter-terrorism research and training centers in the world. Invited to testify before the 9-11 Commission regarding the structure of Al Qaeda, Gunaratna led the specialist team that built the UN Database on Al Qaeda, Taliban and related entities. Author and editor of 14 books, including “Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror” (Columbia University Press), an international bestseller, Gunaratna is also the lead author of Jane’s Counter Terrorism, a handbook for counter-terrorism practitioners.
Co-sponsored by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and McGraw Hill Education.
February 22 (Friday)
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
499 Pierce Street, Monterey
Registration is required at go.miis.edu/nexus
This event is free and open to the public.
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