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ODU PROFESSORS TALLEY AND PINTO TO PRESENT PAPER AT PORT SECURITY CONFERENCE SEPT. 25

Old Dominion University professors Wayne Talley and Ariel Pinto will present a paper, titled "The Security Incident Cycle of Ports," at 12:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the National Security, Natural Disasters, Logistics and Transportation Conference in Newport, R.I. The conference will be held at the University of Rhode Island and is sponsored by the university and the Global U8 Consortium.

Talley, professor of economics and director of ODU's International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute, and Pinto, an assistant professor of engineering management, have centered their research on the four phases of port security, which include prevention, detection, response and recovery. They will analyze the improvements in port security since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, focusing on the ability of ports and governments to respond and recover once an incident has occurred.

This international conference, which focuses on national security, natural disasters, logistics and transportation, will include representatives from ports, shipping lines, airlines, rail companies, the trucking industry, labor unions, government and academia.

The Global U8 Consortium strives to meet the growing demand for cross-cultural education through student exchange and the adoption of common curricula among many programs in global logistics, business administration, marine affairs and advanced technologies at national and international universities.

For more information about the conference visit http://www.uri.edu/outreach/GU8Conference.htm.

This article was posted on: September 8, 2006

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