Professor Clive Walker, University of Leeds of UK visits and works with PPA

Professor Clive Walker is the senior lecturer of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Head of School of Law - University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He has a lot of researching works and books on terrorism and anti-terrorism. In addition, Professor Clive Walker is also working as the guest lecturer for many prestigious universities in the world such as the University of George Washington and the University of Sanford of the U.S.A, the University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales in Australia. On the occasion of working visit in Malaysia and Vietnam this time, Professor Clive Walker has expressed his desire to visit and work with the PPA.

At the meeting, Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem, President of the PPA gave a brief of the history and development of the PPA as well as the activities of education and training of the Academy. The President stressed that the PPA is the important center of scientific research of M.P.S, especially researching on crime prevention, which is considered as one of the similarities between the PPA and the University of Leeds. Therefore, General Nguyen Xuan Yem has expressed his desire of launching cooperation relationship between the both sides in many fields, especially in the field of training on Criminal Justice.

Responding to the friendly and openly welcome from the PPA, Professor Clive Walker would like to thank the President of the Academy for his personally courtesy meeting and he also exchanged some information about the University of Leeds in general and some professional fields of the Professor in particular. Namely, in 1987, the University of Leeds founded the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, since then, the Research Center has worked effectively and collaborated with many of the police departments of the United Kingdom. On the occasion, Professor Clive Walker presented his book on terrorism prevention for the PPA and gave a draft of Memorandum of Understanding which the two sides could consider to sign in the future.

On behalf of the PPA’s Directorate, Lieutenant General Nguyen Xuan Yem thanked Professor Clive Walker for the meeting. He also confirmed that the meeting created opportunities for cooperation between the PPA and the School of Law - University of Leeds, United Kingdom and the PPA will consider signing the MoU with the University of Leeds in the field of training of Criminal Justice in the near future.

On the occasion of visiting to the PPA, Professor Clive Walker has a lecture on terrorism prevention with the PPA’s students of the Foreign Language Faculty. Here, Professor Clive Walker talked about global efforts of the United Nations, the European Community in general and the British Government in particular in the field of terrorism prevention. This is the opportunity for the PPA’s foreign language students not only cultivate the ability to communicate in English, but also learn further about the information and materials relating to the terrorism prevention in the world - which is consider as the new topic but especially being attended and researched by the Vietnamese Government in recent years.

Translated by Xuan Thanh

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