FBI’s Top Dallas Agent to Discuss Security Threats

Nov. 12, 2008

Robert E. Casey Jr., special agent in charge of the FBI Dallas Office, will visit UT Dallas to discuss the FBI and national threats.

The event, sponsored by the Center for Crime and Justice Studies in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and the UT Dallas Pre-Law Society, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Davidson Auditorium in the School of Management (SOM 1.118).  Casey’s one-hour talk, “Re-Tooling the FBI to Meet External Threats,” will begin at 5:30 p.m.

“Mr. Casey’s lecture will benefit students and ordinary citizens alike by informing them of the FBI’s complex role and duties.  A lot of crime today involves global connections, and the FBI represents this society’s firewall against external threats,” said Dr. James Marquart, head of the Criminology Program.  Marquart worked with Dr. Anthony Champagne, political science professor and director of the Pre-Law Program, to organize the event.

During an FBI career that has spanned more than two decades, Casey has served in Phoenix, Chicago, Miami and Washington, D.C. He has investigated cases involving organized crime, drugs, violent crime and more.

Casey was promoted to direct a multi-agency task force in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in 2002. The following year he was appointed as the first section chief of the FBI’s Intelligence Operations Section, where he developed new intelligence processes and capabilities. In July 2004, he became deputy assistant director in the Directorate of Intelligence, responsible for the development and oversight of the FBI’s intelligence capabilities, policies and processes. In 2006 he assumed his current position as head of the Dallas Field Office.

The FBI’s Dallas Division, one of 56 FBI field offices across the United States, is responsible for 137 counties in North Texas and portions of East and West Texas. Casey’s territory covers 125,000 square miles and is home to more than 9 million people.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  Guest parking passes may be obtained at the Information Booth on University Parkway.

Media Contacts: Audrey Glickert, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4320, audrey.glickert@utdallas.edu
or Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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