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Symposium presented at Case School of Law (Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law) on Mar. 31, 2006 by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Security Law and the Law-Medicine Center Keynote address: Lawrence Gostin (John Carroll Research Professor at Georgetown University Law Library); participants: Theodore R. Wasky (FBI), Stuart Rifkind (FEMA), Tom O'Hara (Plain Dealer), Josh Meyer (Los Angeles Times), Captain Kenneth J. Baca (Medina County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office), Melvin R. House (Ohio Emergency Management Agency), Leah C. Dorman (DVM, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industry), Kathleen O'Malley (U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio), Gloria Mintah (Legal Services, Canadian Food Inspection Agency) "The Fifth Plague" is a unique simulation-based counter-terrorism conference dealing with a bioterrorism attack. Participants, who include local, state, national and international officials, will be asked to "role play" their response to an agricultural-based attack. Issues that will be addressed include: legal questions of authority and powers of various agencies; cooperation among different branches of the government and between the U.S. and Canada; and responses to an actual attack."-- program brochure

Lecture Series

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

2nd Lecture Series

Center: International Law / Global Security

Subject Headings

Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention; Terrorism -- Canada -- Prevention; Food supply -- Security measures; Agriculture -- Security measures; Food industry and trade -- Defense measures; Bioterrorism -- Prevention


Cleveland, Ohio

Document Type


Original Format