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HSTI Live - Domestic Terrorism: The Lone Wolf Threat

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College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Homeland Education Center - HEC 1022

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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This informative and interactive workshop will explore one of the greatest domestic terrorism threats within the United States: Lone Actor Terrorism. A "lone wolf" is someone who prepares for and commits violent acts alone, outside of any command structure, and without material assistance from any group. This homegrown terror threat has created challenges for US law enforcement, as lone wolves may be inspired online, yet do not communicate via e-mail, cell phone, or social media with terrorist organizations - the very types of communication that can be intercepted by the US intelligence community. While lone wolves can usually “fly under the radar," it is important to understand the psychology of the lone wolf actor and explore potential means of identification. This workshop will also provide an open discussion with a panel of experts regarding how communities, businesses, churches, schools and law enforcement agencies can engage to prevent lone wolf attacks in the future.


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Dr. Jennifer Hesterman -
Dr. Jennifer Hesterman (Colonel, USAF, retired) is an academic author, instructor and counterterrorism expert specializing in fighting domestic terror, transnational crime and the exploitation of the Internet by terrorists and criminals for financing, recruitment and clandestine communication. She is a cleared professional and one of just a handful of experts in the world on the terror-crime nexus. Dr. Hesterman’s book, "Soft Target Hardening," earned Book of the Year by ASIS in 2014.

Dr. Nancy Zarse - Dr. Nancy Zarse is a forensic psychologist and full professor in the Forensic Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is lead faculty for Violence & Risk Assessment, Hostage Negotiation, Psychology of Law Enforcement, Psychology of Terrorism, and the Evaluation & Treatment of the Adult Offender. Dr. Zarse developed a class on Israel, focusing on terrorism, trauma, and resilience, culminating in a 10-day study abroad trip, which she has led for 7 years. Dr. Zarse is a member of the FBI’s TLOC (law enforcement counterterrorism). She was appointed Sector Chief of Academia for the FBI’s InfaGard (private sector counterterrorism). Dr. Zarse is a consultant to the FBI’s Countering Violent Extremism section, with Secret Clearance.

Dan William is Supervisory Special Agent of ISIL/HVE with the FBI and an adjunct professor with Loyola University.


After you register, you will be sent a link where you can view an archived recording of this webcast.

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