A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service will present “Understanding the Terrorist Planning Cycle” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Hopwood Auditorium at the University of Lynchburg.
Clay Edwards is the director of security training for DSA Detection, a company that provides products and training for detecting explosives. He is finishing his PhD in public policy and administration, with an emphasis on criminal justice, at Walden University.
Prior to his time at DSA Detection, he served as an inspector and marshall in the U.S. Marshals Service. He also has served as a captain in the US. Army.
His talk is sponsored by the University of Lynchburg International Relations and Security Studies Program Lectures Series.
“This is a great opportunity for students and the University community to learn more about the nature of terrorism in today’s world,” international relations chair Dr. David Richards said. “In the past two decades, security and safety have emerged as majors issues that countries must deal with in order to protect their citizens. Clay’s expertise on how terrorist plots are planned will provide important insights about how threats can be addressed.”