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Pan Am 103 lead investigator will speak Nov. 11 as part of Syracuse Symposium

November 08, 2010

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

Richard A. Marquise, former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the lead investigator on the Pan Am 103 investigation, will speak at Syracuse University on Thursday, Nov. 11, as part of the 2010 Syracuse Symposium.

marquiseMarquise will speak on “Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation” at 7:30 p.m. in room 001 of the Life Sciences Complex. The event, which is co-sponsored by SU’s Forensic and National Security Sciences (FNSS) program, is free and open to the public.

“Conflict: Peace and War” is the theme of the semester-long symposium, organized and presented by the SU Humanities Center for The College of Arts and Sciences and campus community.

Marquise will also participate in an invitation-only mini seminar, “International Terrorism: Threat in the U.S. and Proactive Measures,” on Friday, Nov. 12.

Marquise was involved with the Lockerbie/Pan Am 103 investigation from its inception and, after being named to lead the task force, headed the investigation through the return of the indictments in 1991 and the trial. He received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. He is the author of “Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation” (Algora Publishing, 2006).

He is an expert in the fields of counter-terrorism and crisis management. Marquise is currently a senior research associate with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) in Tallahassee, Fla. He holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and memberships in the International Association of Chiefs of Police Terrorism Committee and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

For more information on the lecture, call the SU Humanities Center at 443-7192.

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