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November 2007

Release Date: November 27, 2007

ASU Honors Students Selected for National Terrorism Seminar

Two Angelo State University honors students have been selected to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 50th annual Academy Assembly Feb. 5-8 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jared Bird, a senior biochemistry major from Ozona, and junior international business major Jamie Mandujano of Coyanosa will represent ASU at the prestigious undergraduate student conference. Both are members of the ASU Honors Program and are two of only 200 delegates nationally chosen to attend the conference.

The conference is jointly sponsored by the Air Force Academy and Columbia University’s American Assembly to address major issues of our time. The 2008 assembly will examine “Dismantling Terrorism: Developing Actionable Solutions for Today’s Plague of Violence.” Student delegates will participate in a series of roundtable discussions and will be exposed to some of the leading academics and government officials in the fields of politics, military and anti-terrorism.

Participants will engage in thorough discussions on the complex threat of terrorism and the comprehensive strategies developed against it. Discussions will generate fresh perspectives and possible strategies to strengthen security in the world against current and ensuing threats of terrorism.

Ultimately, the student delegates will draft a written consensus report reflecting the dominant views and policy recommendations, which will be distributed to both academic and government institutions, including U.S. strategic policy makers. This year’s report will be sent to the U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency and the Rand Corporation, among others.