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February 15, 2024

Register now for BRI Research Fellows Seminar Feb. 26 featuring Ronald Schouten

Submitted by Kerri Cole

Ronald Schouten will present a lecture, "Biosecurity and Insider Threat: Lessons from the Amerithrax Case," sponsored by the Marty Vanier and Bob Krause Biosecurity Research Institute Fellows Program. The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the BRI Lecture Hall at Pat Roberts Hall with light refreshments to follow.

Schouten is director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., affiliate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Howard University College of Medicine, director emeritus of the law and psychiatry service of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and chair of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Governmental Affairs Committee. Read more about Schouten

The seminar is open to the public, but space is limited. Online registration is highly encouraged. Registration, parking and directions to enter the building are available here.

Schouten was a subject matter expert for the Biological Threat Characterization Program of the Department of Homeland Security and has testified before the Congressional Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack. He has been a consultant to the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, working with BAU-1 on terrorism and campus shooting matters. From 2009 to 2011, Schouten served as a member and report co-author of the Amerithrax Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel. The panel was tasked with examining medical records and the Department of Justice investigative file related to the 2001 anthrax mailings to identify lessons learned from those events and prevent future biological attacks.