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The War on Terror at Twenty: Assessing Lessons Learned from the American and British Experiences

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War on Terror at 20_ 09.17.21

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

John Mclaughlin

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

Lawrence Wright

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

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