The time when only a few states had access to the most dangerous technologies has been over for many years.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2008
Director of the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), Gary Ackerman, will highlight the growing threat of weapons of mass destruction terrorism in this month's Henley-Putnam University teleconference.
Mr. Ackerman will discuss how potentially threatening dual-use technology and scientific know-how circulate in the global economy, which increases the risk of WMD-related materials falling into the wrong hands. "The U.S. Intelligence Community needs more people armed with the specialized skills and knowledge necessary to understand and track WMD proliferation networks," says Ackerman. He cites U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, who in a February 5, 2008 statement to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, stated, "The time when only a few states had access to the most dangerous technologies has been over for many years."
The Henley-Putnam monthly teleconference briefings are free to the public. Reservations can be made by calling 408-453-9900 ext. 9949. "Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism" with Gary Ackerman will be live February 28 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Past conferences are archived on the University's website: http://www.henley-putnam.edu/111-185.htm.
Michael Corcoran, PhD., President of Henley-Putnam University welcomes Gary Ackerman to the University's symposium line-up noting that, "One of the greatest risks to the international community today is a terrorist attack involving WMD." Gary's depth of knowledge on the subject is crucial to the Henley-Putnam educational experience. Our philosophy is a pro-active approach to security through education which works to anticipate, forestall and prevent threats from becoming a danger.
About the Presenter
Gary Ackerman, in addition to Directing CETIS, is the Director of Research at the Study of Terrorism and the Responses to Terrorism (START) Center at the University of Maryland and is the co-editor of Jihadists & Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Growing Threat, (CRC Press, forthcoming).
About Henley-Putnam University
Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam's degrees in Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and Protection prepare law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam, an accredited member of DETC, offers Online BS/MS Degree Programs. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888-852-8746 or visit us online at http://www.henley-putnam.edu/.
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