Terrorism and national security expert to speak Wednesday

A leading expert on terrorism and national security will speak at Mississippi State University on Wednesday [April 5] as part of the International Institute’s Global Engagement Forum.

The Heritage Foundation’s Robin Simcox will give a speech titled “The Islamist Terror Threat: A Perspective from Europe” at 2 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union’s Fowlkes Auditorium. Simcox is the Margaret Thatcher Fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Simcox has authored several works on the terrorist group al-Qaeda, including “Al-Qaeda in the United States,” a monograph profiling every known court conviction in America linked to al-Qaeda. His commentary has been published in several prominent international newspapers, and he regularly appears on broadcast and cable news outlets.

The Lincolnshire, England, native received a master’s of science degree in U.S. foreign policy from the University of London’s Institute for the Study of the Americas and a bachelor of arts degree in international history from the University of Leeds. He studied for a year at the University of Newcastle, Australia. For more, see http://www.heritage.org/staff/robin-simcox.

More information on the MSU International Institute can be found at www.international.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

James Carskadon | Public Affairs

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