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Georgia Military College Professor Invited to Attend 13th United Nations Congress in Qatar

Georgia Military College Professor Ursula Lande will be attending the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar in April. There, she will work as an individual expert involved in deliberations of the Congress as well as working with committees, subcommittees and other working groups. Attendance as an individual expert is by invitation only from the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The Congress brings together countries, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and individual experts to discuss issues related to crime prevention and criminal justice. Some of the issues Professor Lande will deliberate on include transnational organized crime, cybercrime, and trafficking.

Professor Lande brings a wealth of education and experience to this Congress. Since arriving at Georgia Military College in 2011, she has authored, co-authored, and presented 14 papers at national and regional criminal justice conferences. She has also authored a book chapter on internet sexual offending. Her areas of interest include Security Threat Groups, Terrorism and Social Media, Transnational and Organized Crime, Domestic and Sexual Violence, and Media Representations of Crime.

Her most recent work is entitled Americanizing terrorism: A content analysis of ISIS and AQAP English-language magazine which she will present at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference in Florida this March. While at the conference, she will also be receiving the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award. This award is earned by junior faculty members who are making significant contributions to their institution and to the field of criminal justice.

Professor Lande holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has four years of higher-education teaching experience in the fields of criminal justice and homeland security at Georgia Military College. While at GMC, she was also awarded the Milledgeville campus, Junior College Educator of the Year.