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Lecture on Spectator Sports Safety & Security at UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - March 14, 2011

St. Augustine

The UWI Department of Management Studies will feature Dr. Lou Marciani, Director of the National Centre for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, at the St. Augustine Campus on Wednesday 16th March, 2011. Dr Marciani will deliver a feature address on Spectator Sports Safety and Security at Lecture Theatre 1 – Engineering Block 13, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Dr. Marciani’s lecture comes on the heels of this country’s premier celebration of Carnival and on the recent tragic occurrence in Japan which requires extensive disaster and emergency management.  He will use his experience in sports and event management to give insight into the issues constituting potential and actual threats and risks to the ongoing security and safety of fans  and patrons  at sporting and other special events. NCS4  focuses on emergency planning,  decision support systems for sport venues and the development and implementation of a sport risk management curriculum to include simulation modelling for stadium evacuations.  The Center provides training and has a national outreach programme which actively works in several countries throughout the world.

Persons who should find the event useful include members of the executive management team of national sporting organizations, officials of the Trinidad & Tobago Police Force, the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment and Sports Management students. This lecture forms part of The UWI Department of Management Studies’ continued efforts to develop sports management capabilities in the country and the Region.

For further information and to confirm your attendance to the lecture, contact Ms. Charisse Broome, Coordinator, Post Graduate Programmes in Sports Management at or at 868-662-2002 Ext. 3724 or 3296.

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