Non-lethal technology symposium: Nov. 19-21 in La Jolla, CA

November 13, 2002


The University of New Hampshire's Non-Lethal Technology Innovation Center (NTIC) and the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) will sponsor the fourth annual Non-lethal Technology and Academic Research (NTAR IV) Symposium.

November 19-21 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, La Jolla, California.

The NTAR Symposium is sponsored by the JNLWD of the U.S. Department of Defense and NTIC.

A multi-disciplinary conference, the NTAR Symposium brings together members of academia, industry, law enforcement, and government to exchange ideas, understanding, and knowledge. Sessions are being organized by the University of New Hampshire to reflect the current and future technologies to be employed by the military and police for non-lethal use at home and abroad.

The NTAR IV agenda will include presentations of cutting-edge research on non-lethal capabilities, human effects, directed energies, computer databases, materials science, and crowd-control issues. Keynote presentations by Raymond Geoffroy, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Security, USMC.; Colonel David Karcher, director, JNLWD; and Lt. Col. James Brown of the Naval War College will open the symposium at 8 am on Tuesday, November 19.

Media members who wish to attend any of the individual sessions must present two forms of picture ID, including a press ID.

Full or day registration is available. To register, visit the NTIC Web site: and follow the buttons to NTAR and registration. Registration is also available on site the day of the conference.

For more information about NTAR IV, previous symposia, or the Non-Lethal Technology Innovation Center, visit the Web site at
Writer: Suki Casanave

Dr. Glenn Shwaery, Director, NTIC
603-862-0520 *

Capt. Shawn Turner: Press contact, USMC, Pentagon
703-614-4309 *

University of New Hampshire

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