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The Role Of Science And Engineering Technology In Countering Terrorism A Global Perspective

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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International Engineering Education II

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8.1159.1 - 8.1159.20



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Kirankumar Gundrai

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Session 2573 The role of Science and Engineering Technology in countering Terrorism- A Global perspective

Kirankumar Goud Gundrai

University of Nagarjuna, India

A -Summary B -Introduction C -Global or International Terrorism D -Mechanism of terrorist activities E -Terrorism and psychological problems F -U.S. perspective on terrorism G -U.S. Policy Tenets H -India’s position on cross border terrorism I -Pakistan’s position on terrorism J -Sri Lanka- Regional terrorism K -The role of science and engineering technology in countering terrorism L-The war against Global Terrorism –International coalition M-Concluding Remarks N-Appendix A –Statistical reviews O-Appendix B –Total International Attacks by Region P -Appendix C- International Terrorist Incidents-2001 Q-Appendix D-References R- Appendix E-Dedication

A – Summary

Global or International terrorism is one of the main dangers threatening the world community. The vulnerability of societies to terrorist attacks results in part from the proliferation of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons of mass destruction, but it also is a consequence of the highly efficient and interconnected systems that we rely on for key services such as transportation, information, energy, and health care. The efficient functioning of these systems reflects great technological achievements of the past century, but interconnectedness within and across systems also means that infrastructures are vulnerable to local disruptions, which could lead to widespread or catastrophic failures. As terrorists seek to exploit these vulnerabilities, it is fitting that we harness the Engineering, scientific and technological capabilities to counter terrorist threats.

Engineers have a major role to play in preventing or reducing the ravages of terrorism. “Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education”

Gundrai, K. (2003, June), The Role Of Science And Engineering Technology In Countering Terrorism A Global Perspective Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12249

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