Mall of America and the National Security Forum at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. are hosting a three-part symposium series entitled "Evolving Threats to the Globe: A Discussion with Counterterrorism Policymakers and Practitioners."
This series will address many of the key counterterrorism issues that have emerged in the 10 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The program will examine, in particular, the evolution and trajectory of contemporary terrorism threats and associated counterterrorism responses--at both the strategic and operational levels--from the perspectives of key local, national, and international policymakers and practitioners. Special attention will be paid to the area of public-private sector security partnerships in counterterrorism efforts.
The first program in the series--which will examine contemporary counterterrorism issues from a local perspective--will take place at the Mall of America on September 12th, 2011.
-Michael J. Davis (keynote)--Chief Judge of the District of Minnesota
-Donald Oswald--Special Agent in Charge, FBI Minneapolis
-Jeff Potts--Chief, Bloomington Police
-John Tunheim--U.S. Federal Judge
-Doug Reynolds--Director of Security, Mall of America
-Deb Pierce--former Special Agent in Charge, FBI Minneapolis
-Tom Heffelfinger--former U.S. Attorney
-Sharon Schmickle--MinnPost reporter and former reporter for the Star Tribune
-John Radsan (moderator)--Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law and former Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency
Topics to be Discussed
-Local law enforcement on the ‘front lines’ of counterterrorism
-Public-private security partnerships
-Public-private security partnerships-Counterterrorism intelligence at the local level
-Counterterrorism tools for the private sector
Program Schedule 11:00am-2:00pm: Closed-door workshop covering key counterterrorism operational issues and best practices that is intended for Chief Security Officers, police, senior homeland security/emergency management personnel, and other key private and public sector leaders. (Invitation Only)
11:00am-2:00pm: Closed-door workshop covering key counterterrorism operational issues and best practices that is intended for Chief Security Officers, police, senior homeland security/emergency management personnel, and other key private and public sector leaders. (Invitation Only)2:30pm-4:45pm: Roundtable discussion of major terrorism and counterterrorism issues with noted policymakers and practitioners. (Open to the Public)
5:00pm-6:00pm: Keynote address. (Open to the Public)
Evening: Private reception and dinner with conference speakers and VIPs. (Invitation Only)
Law enforcement and homeland security officials, academics, policymakers, corporate security representatives, emergency and crisis response managers, public health officials, military personnel, journalists, and members of the public interested in counterterrorism issues are invited to attend to this event.