Upcoming International Conference to Focus on Terrorism Prevention

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OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) -- The causes and effects of terrorism will be the first international conference of its kind sponsored by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism and the Rand Corp.

Representatives from the academic community, the FBI and Scotland Yard will gather in Oklahoma City April 17-19. The symposium begins a week of dedication activities for the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

The goal of the three-day conference will assess developments in terrorism over the past two decades, map future directions and make policy recommendations for prevention and consequence management.

"Twenty years ago, the Rand Corp. took the lead in studying terrorism with their sponsorship of an international conference in 1980," said Don Ferrell, who serves as chairman of the institute. "We hope to attract many of the representatives who participated in Rand's first effort, 20 years ago. We ask them to join us as we reflect on past experiences and expand our study. …

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