Security and Preparedness Against Terrorist Attacks

Posted on May 2, 2016 in General

Security and Preparedness Against Terrorist Attacks

Terrorist attacks and other acts of violence against civilians are increasing. Since the Mumbai, India attacks in 2008, we have seen a global increase in the number of coordinated and complex attacks. Could this happen in this country? Can we prevent them and how are we preparing to respond to such attacks? The purpose of this discussion is to get a glimpse into what we might see in the near future. We will attempt to compare and/or contrast how foreign terrorist organizations plan for attacks and how this process may differ with domestic extremists. The approach will be one of a facilitated discussion, prompted by case studies of recent attacks and a short look at how we train/prepare responders for such events.

Dr. Rick C. Mathews is the Director of Simulations and Behavioral-based Training in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.

 Presented by The Capital District Humanist Society

Sunday, May 8, 2016

 Refreshments at 12:30

Program at 1:15 p.m

 Room 224, Campus Center

Sage Colleges Albany Campus

New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany

 Admission: Free

Details and directions: 518-533-2666, or