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Munich Police Commissioner to Speak About International Terrorism


The man who recently presided over security arrangements for three major world events in Germany is coming to Eastern Illinois University for a symposium on international terrorism.

Wilhelm Schmidbauer, police commissioner of Munich, Germany, was instrumental in coordinating security for the World Cup, the Pope's visit to Germany and Oktoberfest.

Schmidbauer is to speak on "Protection Against Terrorism at World Events" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the Buzzard Hall auditorium. He will answer questions from the audience.

In addition, from 1 to 4 p.m. that day, experts from various fields will gather for panel discussions on topics including “Fraudulent ID's"; "Terrorism in China"; and “Handling the Muslim Hostage Crisis,” with views from a former member of the Soviet KGB. The forums, held in cooperation with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, are to be held in the Charleston-Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union.

The public is invited to take advantage of these informative presentations. Admission is free.

The events are sponsored by EIU’s Public Policy Institute, which works to bring world events closer to the EIU campus.

For up-to-date information on this event, plus others on the EIU campus, please see



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