(COLLEGE STATION) An expert on international terrorism will present a special lecture at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine on Friday, December 6 at 12 noon. Yoram Schweitzer will present The Roots of Terrorism, in Lecture Hall II of the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building on Texas A&M University’s West Campus. The lecture will be broadcast by TTVN to room A226 on the College of Medicine’s Temple campus at Scott & White. Following the lecture, there will be a question and answer session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. This special presentation is open to the public.
Mr. Schweitzer is a seasoned professional with intimate knowledge and understanding of terror groups like Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah, as well as al-Qaeda and its related terror groups and cells. For the past 20 years, Mr. Schweitzer has conducted research and worked on security related topics with particular emphasis on international terrorism in both academia and the Israel security community. He has conducted research at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism and the Inter-Disciplinary Center in Hertzeliya, Israel for the last four years.
Mr. Schweitzer specializes in various topics related to terrorism, including suicide terrorism, state sponsored terrorism, and Islamic fundamentalists (Shiite and Sunni terrorism). In 1988, he obtained an M.A. in Military and Diplomatic History from Tel-Aviv University, and a B.A. in Middle Eastern History and Political Sciences in 1983, also from Tel-Aviv University.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components, located in communities throughout Texas, are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, and the School of Rural Public Health.

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