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From left, Martin Rodriguez, professor of international relations at Catholic University of Salta, Argentina; Ned Rinalducci; Roberto Dip, shooting instructor at Catholic University; Jorge O'Brien, local lawyer; and Lt. Colonel Neveyro Garcia, Argentine Army Intelligence; in front of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Salta.

Rinalducci Addresses Argentinean Lawmakers on Terrorism

(Savannah, GA, October 8, 2007) Ned Rinalducci, assistant professor of sociology at Armstrong Atlantic State University, spoke to lawmakers, law enforcement officers, and university students during a recent trip to Argentina.

Argentinean Senator Sonia Escudero invited Rinalducci to speak before the Argentinean National Senate. Escudero serves as the president of the Commission on Interior Security and Narco-trafficking.

In his September 17 speech to a senate subcommittee on national security, Rinalducci addressed about 100 lawmakers on the subject of global terrorism.

"It was quite an honor to be invited by a foreign government to speak at such prestigious venue," said Rinalducci. "I had an opportunity to meet with some of the most influential diplomats and dignitaries in the country."

Two days later he addressed students at Catholic University in Salta, Argentina. His talk, about the U.S.-led war on terrorism, was aimed at international studies students and faculty at the university.

"The students were eager to ask questions and hear the American perspective on the war on terrorism," Rinalducci said.

Rinalduccis third and last speech during his brief stay in Argentina addressed an audience of law enforcement officers and members of Argentina's security services. The topic of the talk was the nexus between terrorism, drug trafficking, and organized crime.

Rinalducci, who joined Armstrong Atlantic in 1999, was interviewed by one of Salta's television stations. He was in Argentina from September 16-25.