Annual Security Conference
The Crime-Terror Intersections and Intelligence-Led Responses
April 19, 2018
9am – 4pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
The University of Kansas
The annual security conference brings together scholars and practitioners to explore the intersections of organized crime and terrorism and government responses to the crime-terror nexus. It will feature an award winning investigative journalist, Dana Priest, as a keynote speaker. The morning panel will showcase path-breaking research on the changing nature and types of terrorist-criminal connections and the new challenges they pose to the governments’ efforts to fight organized crime and terrorism. The afternoon panel will illuminate ways in which the U.S. government and intelligence community have tackled the complex issue of the terrorist-criminal intersections.
Attendance is free but registration is required. Lunch will be provided to the attendees who register before April 9th.
The conference is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Military Studies, the Center for Global & International Studies (CGIS), the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES), the Institute for Policy and Social Research. It is funded by the Office of Naval Research Minerva initiative, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Grant, and KU College for Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Excellence Fund.