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NMSU colloquia to explore new ways of examining terrorism

As the world observes the five-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, it is only fitting that new ways of examining terrorism are the focus of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences Fall 2006 Colloquia.

Dr. Yosef Lapid, academic head, New Mexico State University Department of Government (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Seven experts from the university's departments of government, history, communication studies, and criminal justice will present to the public during the six-week "Rethinking Terrorism" colloquia. All events will begin at 4 p.m. in the Science Hall, Room 107.

Yosef Lapid, academic head of the Department of Government, will be the leadoff speaker. On Sept. 12, he will discuss "Five Years after 9/11: Iran, Lebanon, and the Wider War on Terror."

Other presentations scheduled for this fall semester are:

"Securing the Border: The United States Response to Mexican Attacks, 1915-1916" - Charles H. Harris III and Ray Sadler, professors emeriti, Department of History, Sept. 19
"Between Insurgency and Democracy in Peru" - Iñigo García-Bryce, Department of History, Sept. 26
"Counterterrorism and U.S. Border Security Policy" - Jason Ackleson, Department of Government, Oct. 17
"Strategic Communication and Counterterrorism" - Ken Hacker, Department of Communication Studies, Oct. 24
"Religious Justification for Violence in America" - Keith Akins, Department of Criminal Justice, Oct. 31