Towson University will host the Edward V. Badolato Distinguished Speaker Series in Homeland Security on Friday at the College of Liberal Arts Building in Room 4110.
The event will start with a keynote presentation at 12:30 p.m. from Harvey Eisenberg, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland and the Chief of National Security and Coordinator of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland.
The topic of Friday’s presentation will be “The ISIL Threat: Combating Terrorists in the Homeland.” The event will discuss the terrorist threat to the west that comes from thousands of western foreign fighters joining terrorists groups.
Eisenberg said that with the recent action happening in the Middle East, it’s important for people to know facts, and not to make decisions based upon speculation.
“The proper education of the public is of paramount importance in an effort like this,” Eisenberg said. “Facts, not speculation, is key for the public to adequately know the threat and the government’s response.”
Another part of the presentation will discuss the challenges local, state and federal law enforcement organizations face daily in the attempt to protect the United States from attacks in the homeland from these extremist groups.
Through this, Eisenberg will discuss how Maryland has been set up to respond to terrorist attacks and this generation’s threat of terrorism.
“I hope what people get from this presentation is a better understanding of the threats, and the activity and preparation that has gone on since September 11,” Eisenberg said. “We want people to understand how we’re organized as a last line of defense in the homeland.”
After the presentation, there will be a networking reception. For more information on the event, or to register, please visit the event website. Pre-Registration is encouraged, but attendees will be allowed to register at the event.
This is the latest event in the Edward V. Badolato Distinguished Speaker Series in Homeland Security. Towson University is proud to host the series, endowed by the late Colonel Edward V. Badolato, USMC (Ret.).