Pillar Society

Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing 270 people and changing the way the world looked at terrorism. Twelve years later, following a lengthy and complex investigation, a Scottish court brought two Libyan intelligence officers to trial in the Netherlands.  Al Megrahi was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.  Three years ago, he was released on compassionate grounds and returned to Libya after serving 8.5 years.  In May of this year he died. But the story does not end there.  Both Scotland and the US are currently perusing a renewed investigation to identify all those responsible for this gruesome crime.
On October 25, 2012 our next speaker will be retired FBI Special Agent Dick Marquise who led the U.S. Investigative Task Force which included the FBI, Department of Justice and the Central Intelligence Agency. He managed all aspects of the investigation and led it through the return of indictments in 1991. Although it wasn’t until January 2001 that Megrahi was convicted, Marquise also played an active role throughout the trial.
Dick will provide a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a major international criminal investigation and outlines the organizational structure the United States and Scotland put in place to address this international crime, now a model for international interagency cooperation on questions of terrorism.
Mr. Marquise is an expert in the fields of counter terrorism and crisis management, both as an investigator and as a manager. During his 31-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) he was chief of Middle East terrorism which managed FBI investigations worldwide and included his role of Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the FBI.  In 2006 Dick wrote a book about the bombing called SCOTBOM: Evidence and the Lockerbie Bombing.  This book is an accurate and detailed account of the investigation of this case.
Dick will walk us through this incredible story from finding a needle in a hay stack to the conviction of Megrahi.  The recent downfall of the Gadafhi regime and the death of Megrahi has brought this case to the forefront once again.  Come and hear this incredible story from the person who led this investigation.
Tickets will go on sale through the Shenkman Arts Centre commencing Monday, September 10, 2012, 10:00.    Please note that all tickets will be for reserved seating.
The ticket price for this Speakers Series event is $30.00 which includes all taxes.
When ordering tickets you MUST provide the promotion / access code: Libya
You will not be able to obtain tickets if you fail to provide the promotion / access code. This is a private, non-publicized event but colleagues, family and friends are welcome.
Tickets will be available via:
In Person at the Box Office – 8:30am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week
·         By Phone –  613-580-2700 – 10am to 8pm, 7 days a week
Internet –  www.shenkmanarts.ca/promo  available 24/7
     The Shenkman Arts Centre offers plenty of free parking.
As in previous Pillar Society Speakers Series events, program will be:
Reception:    6:00 PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Presentation: 7:00 PM
Break:          8:15 PM
Presentation followed by Q&A’s 9:30 – 10:00 PM
We anticipate a strong turnout for this presentation.  Don’t delay ordering your tickets.
If you wish further information about this event, please feel free to contact either:
Don Mahar, National President
Bob Barrass, National Vice President