Terrorism Expert to Speak at NECC March 22

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Terrorism expert Robert Milton will appear at Northern Essex on March 22 for a lecture on “The Path to Violent Radicalization.” (Courtesy photograph)

British international and counter-terrorism expert Robert Milton will be the featured speaker during a lecture called “The Path to Violent Radicalization” on Thursday, March 22 at Northern Essex Community College.

Milton’s free appearance is sponsored by the Northern Essex Criminal Justice Club and takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

“Understanding radicalization and what leads an individual to become radicalized can help us develop programs and strategies early,” criminal justice professor Scott Joubert said. "Bob Milton's visit to Northern Essex is an opportunity for us to create awareness and start a dialogue.”

A retired commander of the London Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard, Milton currently serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s countering violent extremism subcommittee.