Queen's University

Fighting terrorism

2010-07-23

Queen’s University professor Anthony Seaboyer is available to talk about the federal government’s call this week for proposals to combat terrorists and attacks from chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction. Defence Research and Development Canada – which was set up after Sept. 11 – announced it is offering $18 million for ideas from industry.

“The Air India report has shown a clear necessity to strengthen Canadian efforts in this field. The report’s urgent recommendation for further research in Canada in preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction is implemented with the $18 million devoted to research projects looking into how Canada’s efforts can be more effective. Given recent developments concerning Iran's nuclear program and concerns about a nuclear weapon being stolen in Pakistan, the need for Canada to be prepared has significantly increased,” says Professor Seaboyer.

Professor Seaboyer is an expert in Canadian and international security issues at the Queen’s University Centre for International Relations and has taught courses on Iran’s nuclear program.

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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