UNH To Host Non-lethal Technology Symposium

Deadline for abstracts is September 1

By Michelle Gregoire
UNH News Bureau

July 27, 2000

DURHAM, N.H. The University of New Hampshire will host the second annual Non-lethal Technology and Academic Research (NTAR) Symposium Nov. 15 - 17 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth. The symposium is cosponsored by the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate of the U.S. Department of Defense and The National Institute of Justice of the Department of Justice.

A multidisciplinary conference, NTAR brings together researchers from government, industry and academia to exchange ideas and knowledge in the hope of identifying new areas for non-lethal technological research for both military and law enforcement applications.

"UNH has been an active participant in non-lethal technology development for a little over two years now," says Donald Sundberg, vice president for research and public service. "Our faculty and postgraduates are attracted to the technical challenges of providing new, life-conserving, environmentally friendly and fiscally responsible options to those on the front lines in conflict management. Non-lethal weapons introduce a new development in conflict management, opening important new avenues for research."

UNH is actively seeking to expand the field of non-lethal research and welcomes applications to present papers. The deadline for abstracts is Sept. 1. Registration information and an application to present papers are available on the NTAR Web site at www.unh.edu/ntar. This Web site includes links to the proceedings of the first NTAR Symposium, held in 1999 at The Marine Corps Research Center in Quantico, Va.

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