Tom McCarthy is a retired U.S. Secret Service Agent who, for the last 15 years, has traveled globally to provide training to host countries’ security forces.

McCarthy will present “Terrorism: A Personal Perspective,” at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 29  at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will look at the dynamic of global terrorism with primary emphasis on groups with international goals and capabilities.

McCarthy will draw on personal experiences in numerous foreign locations, including war zones, in such countries as Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Israel, and the Philippines. He will encourage interactive discussion designed to enhance participants’ perspective of this difficult topic.

McCarthy is a graduate of Northeastern University and a Vietnam veteran and a retired U.S. Secret Service Special Agent. Since 1995, he has traveled for the Department of State lecturing and providing training. He has lectured extensively for other entities including the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Beside terrorism, he lectures on protective services, another area in which he has had personal experience. McCarthy has recently retired to Camden and is enthusiastic about providing education on these topics to various local organizations. He spoke at the library in September on The History and Duties of the U.S. Secret Service.