Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Erroll Southers

Associate Director, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, and Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California


Erroll Southers is Associate Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California, where he developed the Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism and serves as an Adjunct Professor. Previously, Southers was the chief of homeland security and intelligence for the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department. He also was a special agent and SWAT member in the FBI. Southers, who was nominated by President Obama to be assistant secretary of the Transportation Security Administration, served as deputy director in the Governor's Office of Homeland Security in California. He began his law enforcement career with the Santa Monica Police Department and served as a faculty member at the Rio Hondo Police Academy. He is a senior fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Affairs. Southers received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and an M.P.A. from USC.


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