Fall 2017 Capstone Colloquium Series - "Building Community Security and Resilience: Lessons from the United States and Europe"

Join us this Wednesday, 4th October, when  Ava Majlesi will talk to us about "Building Community Security and Resilience: Lessons from the United States and Europe"

Ms. Majlesi has had a long and successful career at Rutgers University, both as a student and as an administrator. After receiving her B.A., summa cum laude, from Rutgers College in 2003, Ms. Majlesi was admitted to Rutgers School of Law–Newark, where she served as co-editor-in-chief of theWomen’s Rights Law Reporter and received her J.D. in 2007. 
 
Upon graduation, Ms. Majlesi was retained as a research associate for the Institute on Education Law and Policy, where she worked on several projects. These projects included research and analysis of school districts under mayoral control within U.S. cities, and creating a curriculum to educate school principals on New Jersey education law. 
 
In 2008, Ms. Majlesi joined the Rutgers School of Law–Newark development office, and was later promoted to director of development, a position which she held from 2010–2014. During her tenure, Ms. Majlesi also received her Masters in Public Administration, summa cum laude, from the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration. Her thesis, entitled Policing New Jersey’s Urban Areas during Times of Economic Crisis, included an examination of policing techniques utilized in three of New Jersey’s major cities—Newark, Trenton and Camden.
 
As a result of her diverse background, Ms. Majlesi was asked to join the task force that established the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security in November 2013, and was later named the institute’s associate director. Ms. Majlesi continues to be admitted to the bar in New Jersey and New York.
 
Ms. Majlesi is responsible for developing the educational programs for the Rutgers Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) and serves as the academic advisor for the minor in Critical Intelligence Studies, which is housed within the Rutgers SAS Political Science Department. She has developed and/or taught several of the Rutgers IC CAE courses, including: 1) Current Issues in Intelligence and National Security; 2) Moral and Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, and Homeland Security; 3) Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies; and 4)Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing for the Intelligence Community. She also serves as the program manager for the Rutgers Faith-Based Communities Security Program, the ultimate goal of which is to prevent targeted violence and mass casualty attacks against vulnerable communities. 

Speaker: Ava Majlesi, Esq.
Title: Building Community Security and Resilience: Lessons from the United States and Europe
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Location: Dana Room, Dana Library (4th floor

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