Security Experts To Discuss Fight On Terrorism At U.Va. Conference
March 11, 2002-- Former U.S.
Secretary of Defense and CIA chief James Schlesinger will be among
many nationally recognized speakers at a University of Virginia
conference on terrorism, April 17-18, at the Boars Head Inn
will speak at an April 17 dinner and Virginia anti-terrorism director
John Hager will speak at a lunch the same day, during the two-day
conference sponsored by U.Va.s School of Engineering and Applied
conference, "Strategic Responses to Risks of Terrorism,"
will highlight terrorisms threats to critical infrastructures
and explore a range of potential strategic responses. Nationally
recognized authorities with first-hand experience in coping with
the threat of terrorism and national security will address a broad
array of related issues -- including the potential role universities
can play in a national strategy.
the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September
11, the United States can no longer afford to respond to threats
on an ad hoc basis," said Yacov Haimes, director of the Center
for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, at U.Va.s Engineering
School. "The conference should enable participants, many of
whom are federal employees, to understand the range of policy options
and allow them to explore the challenges posed by terrorism in a
conference sponsors include The MITRE Corp., an independent, not-for-profit
systems engineering firm, which manages federally funded research
and development centers for the Department of Defense, the Federal
Aviation Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. Also,
the U.Va. Office of the Vice President for Research and Public Service,
the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, and the Miller
Center of Public Affairs.
Charlotte Crystal, (434) 924-6858