SOURCE: Daniel Webster College

August 06, 2008 08:08 ET

Daniel Webster College Homeland Security Program to Host Inaugural International Homeland Security Forum

Global Homeland Security Experts Convene for Inaugural August 7-8 Event to Discuss Global Terrorist Threat

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - Daniel Webster College's Homeland Security Program, which offers New Hampshire's first Bachelor of Science in homeland security, will host its inaugural annual Homeland Security Forum on August 7-8, 2008.

The invitation-only two-day event, which will be held under Chatham House Rule, is titled "The Challenge of International Terrorism: Understanding and Confronting the Threat." The forum will bring together colleagues from around the globe to discuss international, federal and regional perspectives on the nature of global terrorist threat and response.

Expert speakers include officials from various levels of government and members of academia. Those scheduled to participate include:

International Speakers

--  Magnus Ranstorp, Ph.D., research director, Center for Asymmetric
    Threat Studies, Swedish National Defense College
--  Group Captain Afzal Ashraf, U.K. Royal Air Force Senior Research
    Fellow, University of St. Andrews
--  Peter Neumann, Ph.D., chair, International Centre for the Study of
    Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), Department of War Studies,
    King's College, London

National Speakers

--  U.S. Senator John E. Sununu of New Hampshire
--  Jeffrey Cozzens, head, Arete Associates Terrorism Studies and Analysis
    Program, Daniel Webster College Homeland Security Advisory Board
--  Lt. Col. Rudy Atallah, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense
--  Sebastian L.v. Gorka, Ph.D., founding director, Institute for
    Democracy and International Security, (IDIS); senior fellow, Joint Special
    Operations University, U.S. Special Operation Command
--  Ashley Anderson, senior analyst, Department of Homeland Security,
    Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Radicalization Analysis Branch
--  Todd Stein, counsel, Majority Staff, U.S. Senate Homeland Security

Regional Speakers

--  General Ken Clark, adjutant general, New Hampshire
--  Christopher Pope, director, New Hampshire Office of Emergency
    Management and Homeland Security
--  Martha Rainville, deputy administrator for Continuity Programs, FEMA
--  Lt. David Cargill, New Hampshire State Police
--  William Schneider, antiterrorism coordinator, U.S. Attorney, District
    of Maine

Invitees include:

--  New Hampshire Congressional delegation;
--  New Hampshire executive and legislative leadership;
--  Representatives of major corporations;
--  Government agencies including DHS, FEMA, FAA, FBI, CIA, and TSA; and
--  Higher education leadership of New Hampshire.

Attendees will gain insight into jihadists, non-state actors, and other terror organizations, which is important information to consider when creating new technological tools, products, software and weapons.

In addition to being the first college in New Hampshire to offer a Bachelor of Science in homeland security, Daniel Webster College's Homeland Security Program is one of the first in New England and among only 50 across the United States. For more information about the program and/or the Homeland Security Forum, visit

About Daniel Webster College

At Daniel Webster College, we fulfill our mission by helping purposeful men and women discover how to channel that purpose in their lives. We do this through blending theory and practice from day one; and, in so doing, our graduates leave Daniel Webster College workforce ready for entry and advancement in a variety of highly-relevant professions.

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