Richard Bingley, a Senior Lecturer in Security at Buckinghamshire New University, joined experts from the FBI and transatlantic corporate security chiefs to discuss counter-terrorism and organised crime strategies at a conference in New York.
Richard addressed around 100 delegates at the Terrorist Information New York Group (TINYg), on the US and UK's relationship in countering terrorism and extremism.
The group comprises allied organisations, businesses, emergency services, governments, and law enforcement agencies, communicating and networking to share good practice around emergency prevention and response. It was set up following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.
He said: "I spoke at the conference about the nature of the special relationship between the UK and USA and the lessons that both countries can learn from the past in countering the threats from terrorism, and drivers of radicalisation.
"Part of my speech was about widening partnership with other countries, including major emerging markets who are facing similar threats.
"I was invited to speak because I have researched, written about and been involved in shaping counter-terrorism responses in the UK for 15 years, including delivering presentations to theUK National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).
"Many people including policy makers are struggling for answers around countering terrorism. The forum is critical because it brings first-responders, business leaders and academics around the table to knowledge-share about effective response strategies and lessons from history."
Richard was joined on the forum panel by William Sweeney, the New York FBI's Special Agent in charge of Counter Terrorism, and Richard Frankel, Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division in the New York FBI. Jason Towse, Managing Director of Mitie Total Security Management, which is based in the UK, was also on the panel.
Richard, who is based in the Department of Security & Resilience at Bucks New University, is the author of the education book Terrorism: Just the Facts.