News from the Bush School

Bush School Hosts Seminar on Extremist Elements and Cyber Intruders

July 07, 2016

The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, will be partnering with the Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University, in order to host the “Two Threats to America” seminar, focusing on the topics of extremist elements and cyber intruders. The all-day seminar will take place at the Bush School of Government and Public Service on July 27 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The seminar will present a unique opportunity for leaders in law enforcement and public safety, first responders, and the general community to receive critical information on the full range of legal and policy-related issues concerning the threat to the United States by ISIS and the domestic jihadist. In addition, subject matter experts will discuss environmental and cyber terrorism. Because the War on Terror is the nation’s longest war, it is a matter that directly impacts all levels of society. Not only will internationally recognized subject matter experts provide the latest developments regarding the major elements of domestic terrorism as it impacts national security but also the seminar will concentrate on identifying all of the myriad legal and policy challenges associated with confronting this threat.

Among the speakers at the seminar will be Dr. Danny W. Davis, senior lecturer and director of the graduate Certificate in Homeland Security program at the Bush School; Dr. Jason B. Moats, program director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident management program; Dr. Jeffrey F. Addicott, director of the Center for Terrorism Law; and Daniel Gasem Akbari, author of New Jihadists & Islam.

Founded in 2003, the Center for Terrorism Law is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, academic institution affiliated with St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, dedicated to the study of current and potential legal issues related to terrorism. Housed in a fully operational research facility, the Center is affiliated with a variety of strategic institutions—educational, government, military, and business—to address issues that have impact across multiple disciplines related to homeland security concerns.

Founded in 1997, the Bush School of Government and Public Service has become one of the leading public and international affairs graduate schools in the nation. Affiliated with Texas A&M University, a tier-one research university, the School offers master’s-level education for students aspiring to careers in public service. Located in College Station, Texas, the School’s programs are housed in the Robert H. and Judy Ley Allen Building, which is part of the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the West Campus of Texas A&M, 2129 Barbara Bush Drive, College Station, Texas, 77840.

This conference is free of charge but seating is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, visit bush.tamu.edu/events.