Expert on National Security, Terrorism, Human Rights Wednesday at TAMIU

Expert on National Security Law, Terrorism and Human Rights
Presents First Responders’ Course at TAMIU

Two professional development courses will be offered next week at Texas A&M International University. The courses are free and open to the public, but first responders are encouraged to attend.

“Terrorism” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and “Military and Civilian Interrogation: Legal Aspects” will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Both will be held in the TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 102.

“During the first course, participants will be presented with viable underlying explanations as to why terror attacks occur around the globe and will provide framework to analyze some of the most historical and recent terror attacks in history,” said Dr. Claudia E. San Miguel, director of TAMIU’s criminal justice program.

The Thursday course focuses on interrogation techniques that can be used legally by military and civilian personnel.

“In light of the fact that many federal, state and local law enforcement operations are supplemented by strategic military manpower, the legal parameters of interrogative practices become crucial to thwarting criminal actions. The briefing will also distinguish between military and civilian interrogation practices and further discuss past and present jurisprudence,” added Dr. San Miguel.

Instructor for both courses is Dr. Jeffrey Addicott, St. Mary’s University School of Law Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Terrorism Law. He is an internationally recognized authority on national security law, terrorism and human rights law.

Dr. Addicott served as an active duty Army office in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 20 years and retired in 2000. He spent a quarter of his career as a senior legal advisor to the U.S. Army’s Special Forces. His most recent book is “Terrorism Law: Cases, Materials, Comments.”

Addicott holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Army Judge Advocate General's School and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law.

This course is presented as part of a comprehensive program designed to provide the training and expertise required for personnel working to secure the nation’s southern border. Partners include TAMIU, the Texas National Guard, Laredo Community College, and various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

For more information, contact San Miguel at csanmiguel@tamiu.edu or 326.2529 or visit offices in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 302J.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu