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Seminar Title:  
Understanding Terrorism

DATES:  9/16/2019 through 9/17/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Peter Beering

LOCATION:  Niles Fire Department - 8360 Dempster St, Niles, IL  60714

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express - Niles, IL  847-588-1900
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Peter S. Beering
Mr. Beering is an internationally recognized expert in emergency preparedness, planning, response, counter terrorism, arson, and bombings. His professional focus is on preparedness and response to difficult problems. He delivers strategic risk management, threat assessment, emergency response, planning, crisis communications, and training services.
Involved in antiterrorism efforts for almost two decades, Mr. Beering has served on numerous panels advising government including the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a five year joint initiative of Harvard University and the United States Department of Justice. This appointment placed him among the top twenty leading experts on terrorism in the United States who studied the topic and published various policy recommendations to industry, government, and the public. Mr. Beering is the lead author of, “Winning Plays: Essential Guidance From the Terrorism Line of Scrimmage” which was publicly released March 11, 2002, by the Executive Session. Used extensively by the United States Department of Homeland Security, “Winning Plays” has been entered into the Congressional Record three times since its release.
Mr. Beering is one of ten experts selected by the Department of Defense who trained mayors and senior officials throughout the United States in terrorism preparation and response on behalf of the Department of Defense. Mr. Beering has designed and conducted training exercises across the United States for organizations ranging from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, The District of Columbia Department of Health, Indianapolis police, fire, medical, communications, public health and hospital systems, and human service agencies, and the senior staffs of some of the country’s largest cities. Numerous utilities, private companies and organizations, including the NCAA, NBA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Self Storage Association, the Abu Dhabi Water and Electric Authority, AEP (Nuclear power), and a number of sensitive facilities that cannot be identified, have retained Mr. Beering to assist with their strategic risk management, planning, and response.

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Course Objectives

Course Objectives: Many people think that the new era of terrorism began September 11, 2001; unfortunately that is not the case. This course will expose both new and veteran public safety personnel to terrorism and asymmetric attacks as both a political strategy and a criminal tactic. The course will explore the history and development of various types of terrorism, attack methodologies and the evolution of attacks. The instructor will draw heavily upon his experience that spans almost three decades and included predicting the September 11, 2001 attacks. This course is limited to active public safety personnel. All enrollees will be screened. Course Modules: The Shifting Sands of Terror Definitions Government, Legislation, Military, Law Enforcement, Political Science and the General Public – What the differences are and why they matter The History of Terrorism David, Goliath, Technology and Force – How getting your way and imposing your will has changed over time Obsession Clarion Project on the history of radicalization Geopolitics for Public Safety Terrorism isn’t limited to “faraway places” – The Places and Faces of Terror Africa, Asia, Europe, Indonesia, The Middle East, The “Stans”, Russia, and the other corners of the globe. State vs. Sub-State Actors – The Evolution of Terrorism From Targets, Tradecraft, and Strategies, the world is a changing place. Centralized vs De-Centralized Francized terror So you want to be a radical? – Modern radicalization Elements of Radicalization Why Radical Islam is different Attack Cycles Lone wolves, single mutts, and those who seek infamy Protecting the Village – A Practical Guide

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