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4 4 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U ARTS & SCIENCES Lebanese police learn from UofL-based program High-ranking Lebanese police of- ficers are traveling halfway around the world to train at UofL's Southern Police Institute (SPI), and institute leaders also are sharing their expertise in that country through a U.S. Department of State program. "At SPI we are very involved and interested in training that involves international collaboration," SPI Director Cindy Shain said. "Crime is global, and concerns are global." The leadership and management training is through the State De- partment's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, which granted $633,000 to UofL for the two-year effort with Lebanon's national police service, the Internal Security Forces (ISF). Forty high-level and 120 mid-level ISF officers will participate. Shain and other SPI trainers, all former officers, recently returned from Lebanon, and there will be a repeat visit next year. Nineteen officers from Lebanon visited Louisville for two January weeks; another group will come in 2018. Some emphasis is on commu- nity policing, which Gen. Hussein Khachfi said is starting now in Lebanon. In addition to learning from SPI trainers, visiting officers met with the FBI, Kentucky State Police, Louisville Metro Police Depart- ment and other government and law enforcement representatives. They also saw Louisville Metro Safe operations, a crime lab and other policing equipment and exercises. Lebanese law enforcement officers visit Louisville police operations during a January program organized by UofL's Southern Police Institute. BUSINESS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS HOSTS WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP FORUM Diane Medley, Nikki Jackson, Dana Bowers, Margaret Handmaker, Divya Cantor and Camilla Schroeder on the stage in the PNC Horn Auditorium at the College of Business. Men don't think through every- thing, while women sometimes think too much. Babies don't always come at just the right time in your life. If you want to be a leader in your profession, be the person who takes on any challenge and if you make a mistake, fix it. If you support and promote other women in your profession, it will come back to you. Six of Louisville's most influential female business leaders from a wide variety of careers and life experiences talked about those issues and more April 17 at the Women in Leadership Forum at the University of Louisville College of Business. All are members of the college's board of advisors, and several have served on the univer- sity's board of trustees, as well as the board of the foundation. Margaret Handmaker, who earned her law degree at UofL in 1978 and is retired from Louisville Metro Government, noted that when she was going to law school, she could not have a credit card in her own name. Later, her income couldn't count toward the mort- gage. "It wasn't a century ago," she said. "Don't take it for granted." The forum, sponsored by the student chapter of the Association of Women MBAs, was moderated by professors Beth Davis-Sramek and Kristen Lucas. The association plans to hold a similar program annually.

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