(Memphis) — The 2006 Hesburgh Lecture Series in Memphis continues at Christian Brothers University on Thursday, November 9, with a lecture by Dr. Jimmy Gurulé entitled “Confronting the Global Threat of Terrorism In a Post-9/11 World: An Unconventional War or Merely a Law Enforcement Matter?”
Gurulé will discuss the origin of radical Islamic terrorism, the nature of the ideology and the threat, terrorists’ goals, how to confront the threat most effectively, the Geneva Conventions and due process issues. He will also address the importance of interrupting the transfer of funds to terrorists and among terrorist organizations.
Gurulé is an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law, specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing and anti-money laundering. He is a professor in the University of Notre Dame Law School and served as Undersecretary of Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-03). In that position, he had oversight responsibilities for the U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Customs Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Office of Foreign Assets Control; and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Gurulé concentrates his teaching and scholarship in the areas of criminal law, teaching courses in complex criminal litigation, international criminal law, criminal and scientific evidence, and criminal law. He is a member of the American Law Institute (since 2003), on the board of directors of the Hispanic Alliance for Progress (since 2003), the editorial board of the International Journal of Criminal Law Education (since 2003), the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships (2001), and the advisory board of the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition (since 1992).
He has received many honors for his work including the prestigious Treasury Medal (2003), the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (1990), and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s highest award, the Administrator’s Award (1990). The U.S. Attorney General honored him in 1991 with the Edmund J. Randolph Award, and again in 1992, with the Award for Excellence in Management.
Dr. Gurulé’s lecture will last about 30 minutes, at the end of which Dr. Charles Kenny, director of continuing education for the Notre Dame Club of Memphis, will moderate a discussion in which audience members will be encouraged to ask questions.
The Hesburgh Lecture Series is a worldwide program co-sponsored by more than 60 Notre Dame Clubs annually. This Hesburgh Lecture is co-sponsored in Memphis by The Notre Dame Club of Memphis and Christian Brothers University. Held since 1988, this lecture is the first in a new series of lectures on International Conflict to be held annually.
The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, Buckman Hall, on the Christian Brothers University campus at East Parkway and Central Avenue. Access to parking on campus is from Central Avenue; and handicapped access is from the main gate on East Parkway. The lecture is free and open to the public. Junior high school and high school students are welcome.
For more information on Dr. Jimmy Gurulé and the Hesburgh Lecture Series, please contact Dr. Charles Kenny at (901) 682-8569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.