Terrorism Expert Richard Hughbank to Speak at the Brentwood Campus
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
Brentwood, N.Y. – Richard J. Hughbank, a decorated combat veteran and professor of homeland security who has taken part in the capture of more than 500 Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan, will speak about the psychosocial aspects of homegrown terrorism at the Brentwood Campus of Long Island University. His lecture, “The Dynamics of Terror” will be held on Monday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.
In his lecture, Hughbank will address early identification of potential terrorists by counselors and educators, a topic that could be of particular interest to students, faculty and practitioners in the fields of counseling, education and criminal justice.
Hughbank, whose latest book, “The Dynamics of Terror and Creation of Homegrown Terrorists,” will be available in April, has a master’s degree in counseling and development from Long Island University’s satellite program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The book was written in conjunction with four adjunct professors, Anthony F. Niosi, Dr. Juan Carlos Dumas, Joseph Greco and Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez, from the Department of Counseling and Development as well as Long Island University alumni, Santo Trapini , Constantine Ladikos and Jennifer Newman.
Hughbank is the president of Extreme Terrorism Consulting, LLC with more than 21 years experience in the Military Police Corps, a combat veteran and an author of more than 40 articles and book chapters in terrorism, security, and other related topics. While deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, Hughbank was a liaison between the Army and the CIA, FBI, and Special Operations Command. A certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist and Terrorologist who chairs the Terrorism Studies and Standards Committee for the Anti Terrorism Accreditation Board, he is a diplomate and premier speaker for the National Center for Crisis Management.
Hughbank, who was awarded a Bronze Star, has a master's degree in business and organizational security management from Webster University, a graduate certificate in terrorism Studies from the University of Saint Andrews, Scotland, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in strategic security at Henley-Putnam University. He is an adjunct for the Center for Homeland Security at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Henley-Putnam University and Fairleigh Dickinson University as a graduate course instructor in terrorism studies and homeland security where he teaches other professionals in understanding the threat.
Hughbank will be hosting a counterterrorism conference in New York City at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Building March 4-5, 2010. For more information visit http://www.understandterror.com.
For more information about the lecture, and for reservations, contact the Brentwood Campus of Long Island University at 631-273-5112, or e-mail email@example.com. A photo ID and reservations will be required for admission to the lecture. The Brentwood Campus is located at 100 Second Avenue in Brentwood, N.Y. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Development at the C.W. Post Campus and Brentwood Campus of Long Island University.
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