Rockport Public Library Event Calendar
|Time:||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Title:||Terrorism: Views of its Root Causes with Tom McCarthy|
|Location:||Rockport Opera House|
|Description:||There is no dearth of information on the topic of terrorism. Emphasis – as expected – focuses on the carnage associated with violent events. This event will address not only the human price of targeted violence, but also the root causes of a flawed perspective that attempts to justify extreme measures.
Tom McCarthy will present and discuss the social, political, and religious influences that have led to the creation of this perspective utilizing topical videos and anecdotal snapshots gained from personal experiences.
Tom, a graduate of Northeastern University and a Vietnam veteran, is a retired U.S. Secret Service Special Agent. Since 1995, he has traveled worldwide – including to war zones – for the Department of State lecturing and providing training to host countries’ security forces. He has lectured extensively for other entities including John Jay College of Criminal Justice. McCarthy has retired to Camden and is enthusiastic about providing education on these topics to various local organizations.