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The War on Terror at Twenty: Assessing Lessons Learned from the American and British Experiences
September 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
How did the US and UK governments respond in the days, weeks, and years following the major terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and 7/7 2005? What have both countries learned about dealing with the threat of terrorism? Panels of American and British former leaders will examine these questions.
- Former Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair
- Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence John McLaughlin
- Ambassador James Dobbins
- Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Lawrence Wright
- Former Chief of the British Intelligence Service Sir John Scarlett
- Former Security and Intelligence Coordinator and Director of GCHQ Sir David Omand
- Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Lord Alex Carlile
- Former Home Secretary Lord David Blunkett
- Former Director General UK Security Service Lord Jonathan Evans
Panels will discuss each country’s experience. The conference will conclude with a discussion of similarities and differences, offering counterterrorism policy recommendations for the future.
Hosted by the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and co-sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
The virtual conference will take place on Sept. 17, 2021, from 9 a.m-1 p.m. EST. Zoom registration required