MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Dr. Eugene de Silva initiated and coordinated a conference, “The Role of Science in Intelligence, Security and Terrorism Studies,” on April 10 aimed at heightening security within the U.S. and other western countries amid the rise of crime and terrorism.
This conference took place just shortly after Dr. de Silva published his 13th book, “Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education.”
The conference was the second international conference for the Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs. Experts stemming from Oxford University, England, research institutes in Israel, universities in the Philippines and many U.S. universities, in addition to many more presented their work physically and virtually to students and guests.
Dr. de Silva is the president of the TASDC, the founder of the Virginia Research and actively promotes multidisciplinary approaches to aid in the resolution of issues. Early this year, Dr. de Silva published his book, “Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education,” which further compiled expert opinions and assessments to improve the scientific domain and how instructors teach students in the sciences.
Dr. de Silva has been in the education field for over 20 years, and feels the utilization of multidisciplinary approaches to situations will aid in the improvement of the standards of this country, especially in the security arena.
Dr. de Silva with the support of his daughter, Eugenie de Silva, brought experts from around the globe to Morristown, Tenn. to collaborate and share novel research ideas related to security matters. Dr. de Silva has a multidisciplinary background that spans from the natural sciences to security studies.
He instilled this love for multidisciplinary topics in his daughter who has an in-depth background in intelligence, security and terrorism studies. At just 16 years old, Eugenie holds a bachelor’s degree in intelligence analysis and a master’s degree in intelligence analysis from the American Military University, a master’s degree in liberal arts with a concentration in legal studies from Harvard University and is completing her Ph.D. in politics with a focus on denial and deception in the intelligence field at the University of Leicester, England. From a very young age, Eugenie has organized conferences and helped her father as he organized his conferences.
Dr. de Silva raised his daughter as a single parent, since she was very young; accordingly, they work together to help one another and help others by blending their unique backgrounds in various fields.
This second international conference sets a positive path for a future international conference to place a spotlight on pressing issues, and get the community in Tennessee involved in resolving the problems currently posed in the state, nation and world.