Security and Preparedness with Dr. Amir Hussain speaking at the 2007
Chautauqua Institution Summer Program.
The opening years of the 21st century have provided stark examples of the need to be prepared for terrorist attacks, possible pandemic health threats and devastating natural disasters. How do individuals and governments decide on personal safety and security measures while maintaining an open civil society that is democratic? What are our sources of intelligence and our techniques for analysis and predictions? Speakers will consider the issues of privacy vs. preventive knowledge and action, the responsibilities of government, and the rights of citizens- Chautauqua Institution
Dr. Amir Hussain
Dr. Amir Hussain is Associate Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches courses on world religions. His own particular specialty is the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies, specifically those in North America. Although born in Pakistan, Amir immigrated to Canada with his family when he was four. His academic degrees (BSc, MA, PhD) are all from the University of Toronto where he received a number of awards, including the universityâ€™s highest award for alumni service. Amirâ€™s PhD dissertation was on Muslim communities in Toronto.