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Listen to firsthand accounts of terrorist actions in Iraq from FBI On-Scene Commander

Thomas V. Fuentes, the on-scene commander of FBI operations in Iraq this summer, will lead the discussion "Center Terrorist Actions in Iraq" on Monday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Library Conference Center at Indiana University Northwest.

Fuentes is presently a special agent in charge of the FBI in Indianapolis. He served for five years as chief of the Organized Crime Section at FBI headquarters in Washington. During a tour of duty in San Francisco, Fuentes established an International Cybercrime squad. He also served as one of the FBI tactical commanders at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

This event is free and open to the public as part of the Public Service and Public Affairs Week, sponsored by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science, the Criminal Justice Club and the International Affairs Club at IU Northwest.

Public Service and Public Affairs Weeks is held from March 29 through April 2.

Other key events include:

Public Forum on Local Housing Issues:

(This forum will specifically address the issues of predatory lending and the loss of houses due to property tax debts.) Wednesday, March 31 5:30 p.m. in Raintree Auditorium Five to seven panelists from the Gary Housing Authority, Lake County Commissioners' Office, the Gary Common Council and others will address local housing issues with a particular focus on predatory lending and the loss of homes due to tax debts.

Panelists include: Two victims of predatory lending and/or persons who have lost their homes due to property tax debt. Gary Councilman Chuck Hughes and Commissioner Rudy Clay. Art Russell from Bank Calumet and IU Northwest Professor Joe Gomeztagle.

The 14th Annual Forum on Child Abuse and Neglect Friday, April 2

9 a.m. in Savannah Auditorium

Guests include: Jane Bisbee, Deputy Director for Child Welfare Services in Indiana and Bruce Hillman, Director of the Lake County Division of Family and Children. Forum will address the state of child welfare policy and services in Indiana and Lake County. Lake County law enforcement and judicial officials will also be participating.

For more information, please contact SPEA at (219) 980-6695.



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Kim Kintz
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