The Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense and the Institute for Arts and Humanities have partnered together for an event entitled “The War on Terror at Twenty: Assessing Lessons Learned from the American and British Experiences.” The event will be held via Zoom webinar (Registration link: https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jFpbhvWVRZGyHxOJXZI0Xw) on Friday, September 17th. There will be a panel discussing each country’s experience. The event will conclude with a discussion of the similarities and differences and counterterrorism policy recommendations for the future.
The panelists include:
Admiral (Ret). Dennis Blair
Former Director of National Intelligence
Former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command
Current Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Practice in the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense
Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in the Merril Center for Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.
Ambassador James Dobbins
Senior fellow and distinguished chair in Diplomacy and Security at the RAND Corporation.
Assistant Secretary of State for Europe; Special Assistant to the President for the Western Hemisphere; Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State for the Balkans; Ambassador to the European Community; Clinton administration’s Special Envoy for Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo; Bush administration’s first Special Envoy for Afghanistan; Bush administration’s representative to the Afghan opposition in the wake of September 11, 2001
Pultizer-Prize Winning Author of “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11”
Sir John Scarlett
Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute
Former Chief of British Intelligence Service
Sir David Omand
Former Security and Intelligence Coordinator and Director of GCHQ
Lord Alex Carlile
Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
Lord David Blunkett
Former Home Secretary
Lord Jonathan Evans
Former Director General UK Security Service