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WSU Center for Peace and Conflict Studies director discusses terror threats abroad, impact on travel
August 4, 2013
WWJ reporter Beth Fisher talked to Fred Pearson, director of Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, about the worldwide terrorist alert in place. The U.S. has issued a global travel alert citing an al Qaeda threat that has also caused the U.S. State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this week in the Muslim world. Pearson offered advice to travelers. If you're not yet scheduled, postpone it to a time when there are lower levels of alert. If you are scheduled, and it's a country that doesn't seem to be on the beaten track of likely terrorism, then go ahead if it doesn't seem to be a major targeted country.