Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Dallas’ head FBI agent to speak at UTD
Robert E. Casey Jr. will discuss the FBI's role in relation to national threats when he speaks on Nov. 19.
Robert E. Casey Jr., special agent in charge of the Dallas office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will speak on the University of Texas at Dallas campus (in Davidson Auditorium, School of Management SOM 1.118) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Center for Crime and Justice Studies (in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences) and the UTD Pre-Law Society, Casey's talk will be on the subject of "Re-Tooling the FBI to Meet External Threats."
Says Dr. James "Moriarty" Marquart, head of the Criminology Program at UTD: “Mr. Casey’s lecture will benefit students and ordinary citizens alike by informing them of the FBI’s complex role and duties. A lot of crime today involves global connections, and the FBI represents this society’s firewall against external threats.”
Casey's experience includes twenty years with the Bureau, leading to his promotion to the directorship of a multi-agency couterterrorism task force (at FBI HQ) in 2002. He went on to serve as deputy asst. dir. in the Directorate of Intelligence, where he was charged with overseeing the Bureau's intelligence capabilities, policies and processes. The appointment to head the Dallas Field Office came in 2006.
If you decide to attend the lecture, be sure to stop by the Information Booth on University Parkway to obtain a guest parking pass.
posted by JM
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