Faculty presenters and their topics include:
- Dean Alexander, associate professor of LEJA, director of the Homeland Security Research Program and member of the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Executive Board for the Central District of Illinois: "Organized Crime and Terrorism Nexus"
- Gregg Nozum, assistant professor of LEJA: "Terrorism and Drug Trafficking"
- Todd Lough, associate professor of LEJA. Lough is a former Chicago Police Department officer, and during his tenure with the CPD, he worked in a number of different capacities, including patrol officer, gang and tactical officer, neighborhood relations officer and gang violence analyst." Lough's topic for the panel is: "Organized Crime and Violence in Chicago"
"Organized Crime: Domestic and International Challenges and Responses" is organized by the Homeland Security Research Program and the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration.
WIU's School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration in one of the University's signature programs, and as of the Fall 2013 semester, the number of students enrolled in the School of LEJA's homeland security minor is more than 230, making it the fifth largest minor at Western.
For more information, contact Alexander at DC-Alexander@wiu.edu. Learn more about WIU's School of LEJA at www.wiu.edu/leja.