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Peacekeeping summit at Rutgers Newark–A workship on Post-conflict security sector reform and democratic policing, March 27th

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EDITOR’S NOTE:    All Media Are Invited To Cover This Event, Which Is Free And Open To The Public

WHAT:    This day-long workshop will focus on the challenges, policies and practices involved in developing democratic policing in post-conflict environments such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda, and Somalia.

WHEN:    Thursday, March 27, 2008, 9:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

WHERE:    Rutgers-Newark, Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street.

Seating is limited. Please go to www.peacekeepingsummit.info to register and learn more about this event.

For directions and maps, visit www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps.

WHY:    Recognizing the importance of security and effective law enforcement in developing stable, democratic governments, this workshop, a collaborative effort between Rutgers-Newark and the Turkish National Police (TNP), will assess the challenges facing the international community in establishing viable law enforcement institutions in post-conflict environments.

Actively involved in organizing international programs, both for training and professional purposes, in 1999, the TNP launched an educational movement that involves sending qualified police managers to pursue academic degrees abroad. Along with their educational purposes, these officers serve as ambassadors for building bridges among various law enforcement agencies worldwide.

SPONSORS:    School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers-Newark
Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers-Newark
Turkish National Police

CONTACT:    For additional information concerning media coverage, contact
Ferlanda Fox Nixon, 973-353-5262, ferlanda@andromeda.rutgers.edu.

CONTACT:  For additional information concerning the event, contact Ahmet Celik, police chief of the Turkish National Police, 973-333-1687, acelik@egm.gov.ltr, or Ahmet Duran Bitmez, police major of the Turkish National Police, 862-262-0948, abitmez@pegasus.rutgers.edu.