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ANDERSON'S DR. RICH BRODY TO SPEAK IN SAUDI ARABIA

December 22, 2009

Albuquerque, NM -- Dr. Richard G. Brody, CPA, CFE, CFF, FCPA will be visiting King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia from January 1, 2010 through January 7, 2010. As an invited international scholar specializing in fraud and forensic accounting, Dr. Brody will be making a series of lectures to the faculty and students at KFUPM. It is also expected that his visit will lead to research collaboration between he and KFUPM faculty. In addition, Brody has been invited to make a presentation to top management at Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest producer and exporter of crude oil.

Brody was selected by KFUPM for this visit based on his extensive research record and real world experience in the fraud area. Dr. Brody is a Professor at the Anderson School of Management in Albuquerque, NM. His courses include Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination which are a part of the Information Assurance program (IA).

Through the IA program and Center for Information Assurance Research and Education (CIARE), UNM received its designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in 2007.

The IA program is unique in the country in that students are prepared for the technical, management, financial and behavioral aspects of the discipline. Dr. Brody’s involvement is integral to the content and accomplishments of the program as he analyses current trends in fraud, white collar crime and other financial areas of IA in his research and teaching.

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