On Thursday, March 13, MIC invites you to a unique panel discussion on the implications of counter-terrorism. Panel members will seek to address the following questions:
* What are the terrorist threats which the U.S. is likely to encounter in the coming years?
* How well equipped is the recently created Department of Homeland Security to deal with terrorist threats?
* In which ways do the imperatives of homeland security clash with civil liberties, and what steps could be taken to reconcile that tension?
* What specific measure could the Twin Cities pursue to strenghten the community's counter-terrorist and crisis management capabilities?
* And what are the ramifications of global terrorism for American corporations active abroad?
Confirmed speakers are David Cid, a former FBI terrorism and counterintelligence specialist, and Gaylen Knack, partner at Gray Plant Mooty who specializes in corporate compliance with anti-terrorism legistlation and related issues. Also invited is an official from the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC.
David Cid is president of Salus International, a counsulting practice offering crisis management and business continuity services. Previously, Mr. Cid served as a terrorism and counterintelligence specialist for the FBI, with assignments both domestically and abroad. He has advised the CIA on security matters, having oversight for espionage investigations nationwide. He was a member of the FBI International Crisis Response Team and is considered an expert on the integration of crisis and consequence management. Mr. Cid currently serves on the board of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism at Oklahoma City.
Gaylen Knack is a franchise and product distribution attorney with Gray Plant Mooty. His practice includes structuring franchise and product distribution programs and advising companies on the business and regulatory aspects of domestic and international product distribution systems. He has authored several articles on such varied franchise and distribution-related topics as the 2001 Federal anti-terrorism legisation and its impact on international business activities.