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Conference: “The War on Terror at Twenty: Assessing Lessons Learned from the American and British Experiences” (virtual)
September 17, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
Panelists will discuss each country’s experience. The conference will conclude with a discussion of similarities and differences, offering counterterrorism policy recommendations for the future. Register Here. For more information, contact Luke Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Arts and Humanities and the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense.