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AASU to Host International Lecture on "Suppressing Worldwide Terrorism"

SAVANNAH, GA—–Armstrong Atlantic State University will present "Suppressing Worldwide Terrorism, Personal Experiences and Public Policy Responses," as part of its International Lecture Series on December 3. Speaker Sir Eldon Griffiths, a former member of the British Parliament who played an active role in terrorism prevention legislation, will begin speaking at 12:15 P.M. in room 156 of AASU's University Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

"Sir Eldon has many years of experience fighting against the horrors of terrorism," said James Anderson, director of international education at AASU. "Audience members will gain a better understanding of past terrorist events and their impact on societies worldwide."

Born in England and educated at Cambridge and Yale, Griffiths has experienced terrorism at first hand—as a target and as an on-the-spot observer of terrorist atrocities. For eighteen years, he served as a consulate to the British police on the public policy aspects of surveillance, detention, seizure of assets, and extradition of international terrorists.

A truly global citizen, Griffiths has engaged in world affairs for four decades as a foreign correspondent and editor for Time, Life, and Newsweek; elected politician and government minister in the United Kingdom; director and consultant to multinational companies; commentator on radio and television in London; and author of an opinion column on world issues.

The Office of International Education (OIE) organizes study abroad and exchange programs in more than sixty countries in coordination with the University System of Georgia. The office assists nonimmigrant international students, foreign-born citizens, and permanent U.S. residents with program selection, academic advisement, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities. This fall Armstrong Atlantic enrolled 215 students with international backgrounds representing sixty-five foreign countries.

OIE, in cooperation with AASU's Office of Faculty Development, also coordinates international faculty development and teaching exchange opportunities and outreach programs for the international community and businesses of Savannah.

For more information about AASU's International Lecture Series, contact the Office of International Education at 921.5671. The office, located in room 104 of Gamble Hall, is open 9:00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays. Visit OIE online at www.intl.armstrong.edu

November 22, 2001


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