GUWAHATI, April 16 � The Omeo Kumar Das Institute for Social Change and Development (OKDISCD) is organising a lecture on �Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism in India�, which will be delivered by Dr Gary LaFree, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, United States. The lecture will be delivered at 11 am of April 22 at the OKDISCD
Conference Hall and it will be followed by an interaction with Dr LaFree, said a press release of the Institute.
Gary LaFree is also the Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. During 2005-2006, Dr LaFree served as the president of the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Dr LaFree was named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology in 2006 and a member of the National Academy of Science's Committee on Law and Justice in 2008. He has also served as the past president of the ASC�s Division on International Criminology (1991-1993), the chair of the American Sociological Association�s Section on Crime, Law and Deviance (1991-1993), the Executive Board of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (2001-2006), and the Executive Committee of the Justice Research Statistics Association (2000-2001, 1993-1994).