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[CCICADA-announce] A Distinguished Homeland Security Presentation, The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA)

Linda Casals lindac at
Thu Oct 31 14:55:45 EDT 2013

********REMINDER****FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 1*********REMINDER*************

The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data 
Analysis (CCICADA), A Distinguished Homeland Security Presentation

Title: Homegrown Violent Extremism

Speaker: Erroll G. Southers, Department of Homeland Security National
         Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)

Date: Friday, November 1, 2013 11:00 am**

**Join us for refreshments with the speaker at 10:30 in Core Lounge

Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ 


In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and the Kenya
mall attack, the U.S. homeland security effort is at a
crossroads. Even as foreign terrorists seek ways to harm U.S. citizens
and interests, there is a growing threat from domestic extremists able
to execute lethal attacks while eluding much of the U.S. homeland
security apparatus. In this talk, Dr. Southers will discuss the Boston
Marathon attack, offering a wider discussion of the many extremist
ideologies that threaten national security while also providing a
detailed exploration of the nexus between ideology, radicalization and
homegrown terrorism.

He will argue that to address the broader challenge of preventing
terrorist attacks that originate with citizens and residents (rather
than foreign adversaries), we must take on a more nuanced, thoughtful
and intelligent perspective of homegrown violent extremism, its
origins, and the methods for interrupting those on a pathway to
violence. Part of this strategy includes focused efforts to counter
the extremist ideologies and messages that propel individuals through
the radicalization process.

The emerging phenomenon of homegrown violent extremism necessitates a
more robust and interdisciplinary understanding of how individuals
progress through radicalization and engage in violent activity,
revealing the factors and motivations that can lead to domestic acts
of terror. The talk also discusses how counterterrorism should evolve
in professional practice and offers a detailed description of a new
community engagement counterterrorism model designed to address and
overcome this growing 21st century threat.

The talk will be based on his new book, Homegrown Violent Extremism,
published by Elsevier.


Dr. Erroll G. Southers is the Associate Director of Research
Transition at the Department of Homeland Security National Center for
Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). He was
President Barack Obama's first nominee for Transportation Security
Administration Assistant Secretary, and he was also California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Deputy Director for Critical
Infrastructure of the California Office of Homeland
Security. Dr. Southers also previously enjoyed the distinction of FBI
Special Agent and SWAT team member, as well as Santa Monica Police

Professor Southers holds roles throughout the international
counterterrorism and national security arena. He is an adjunct
professor at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of
Public Policy, where he developed the Executive Program in
Counterterrorism. He is also: a Visiting Fellow and member of the
Professional Advisory Board of the International Institute of
Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel; a member of the Bipartisan
Policy Center's Homeland Security Project; a Senior Fellow at the UCLA
School of Public Affairs; and a member of the Advisory Committee for
the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data
Analysis (CCICADA) at Rutgers University. He is also the Managing
Director of the Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection
Division for TAL Global Corporation, an international security
consulting firm. Dr. Southers received his bachelor's degree from
Brown University, and he holds masters and doctoral degrees in public
policy from USC.

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