Advanced Intelligence Professionals Workshop on Studying World's Most Dangerous Places, Warlords, and Third World

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Open Source Solutions, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Robert Young Pelton,
 author of The World's Most Dangerous Places (Harper, 2000), "Global events,
 intelligence gathering and security are now the very real concerns of the
 everyday citizen.  Based on casualty statistics since World War Two, you are
 actually safer with the military in a war zone."  Pelton, host of the
 Discovery TV channel named after his book, says "When you scan the headlines,
 it becomes obvious that tourists and civilians are now on the front lines,
 whether they know it or not. My goal is to help people understand the sources
 of conflict, guide them to sources of information and then hopefully encourage
 them to make their own decisions, free of propaganda, government or media
 spin."
     On 9 May 2001, in Washington, D.C., Pelton will be one of two
 distinguished global pioneers and authors interacting with international
 government intelligence professionals on the subject of open sources and
 methods for studying, analyzing, and predicting risk and instability around
 the world.  This continuing education workshop is open to the public for
 additional registrations.
     The other speaker and instructor is William Shawcross, author of Deliver
 Us From Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords, and a World of Endless Conflict (Simon &
 Schuster, 2000).  He notes, "The post-Cold War world has exaggerated ethnic
 hatreds, encouraged the failure of states, exacerbated internal conflicts (or
 at least prolonged them) and led to more global disorder. Rivalries within
 states and between states and transborder ethnic, tribal and religious groups
 are now more powerful." Risk and instability in this environment require a
 great deal more attention from managers and travelers, and much increased
 attention from the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department.
     Moderating the day will be Don Gessaman, former Deputy Associate Director
 for National Security at the Office of Management and Budget, a top expert on
 how the U.S. government makes trade-offs between foreign assistance, defense
 spending, intelligence, and trade subsidies.  The day concludes with a
 reception where students and instructors can socialize and further expand
 their networks of global professional intelligence contacts.
     Information on this workshop is available at http://www.oss.net/OSS01 , by
 sending email to oss01@oss.net, faxing 703-242-1711, or by calling
 703-242-1700.
 
 

SOURCE Open Source Solutions, Inc.
    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Robert Young Pelton,
 author of The World's Most Dangerous Places (Harper, 2000), "Global events,
 intelligence gathering and security are now the very real concerns of the
 everyday citizen.  Based on casualty statistics since World War Two, you are
 actually safer with the military in a war zone."  Pelton, host of the
 Discovery TV channel named after his book, says "When you scan the headlines,
 it becomes obvious that tourists and civilians are now on the front lines,
 whether they know it or not. My goal is to help people understand the sources
 of conflict, guide them to sources of information and then hopefully encourage
 them to make their own decisions, free of propaganda, government or media
 spin."
     On 9 May 2001, in Washington, D.C., Pelton will be one of two
 distinguished global pioneers and authors interacting with international
 government intelligence professionals on the subject of open sources and
 methods for studying, analyzing, and predicting risk and instability around
 the world.  This continuing education workshop is open to the public for
 additional registrations.
     The other speaker and instructor is William Shawcross, author of Deliver
 Us From Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords, and a World of Endless Conflict (Simon &
 Schuster, 2000).  He notes, "The post-Cold War world has exaggerated ethnic
 hatreds, encouraged the failure of states, exacerbated internal conflicts (or
 at least prolonged them) and led to more global disorder. Rivalries within
 states and between states and transborder ethnic, tribal and religious groups
 are now more powerful." Risk and instability in this environment require a
 great deal more attention from managers and travelers, and much increased
 attention from the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department.
     Moderating the day will be Don Gessaman, former Deputy Associate Director
 for National Security at the Office of Management and Budget, a top expert on
 how the U.S. government makes trade-offs between foreign assistance, defense
 spending, intelligence, and trade subsidies.  The day concludes with a
 reception where students and instructors can socialize and further expand
 their networks of global professional intelligence contacts.
     Information on this workshop is available at http://www.oss.net/OSS01 , by
 sending email to oss01@oss.net, faxing 703-242-1711, or by calling
 703-242-1700.
 
 SOURCE  Open Source Solutions, Inc.