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Washington Forum on Combatting Terrorism

This two-day symposium will examine the asymmetric operational challenges of terrorism faced by the United States government, as well as the rhetorical challenges faced by both the government and American media. This event will take place at the Aspen Institute’s offices in Washington, DC from December 12th – 13th, running from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on the 12th and from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM on 13th. All sessions, with the exception of the public lunch panel on December 12th, will be small, private discussions among a core group of 20-25 leading thinkers on this subject.

The public session on December 12th from 12:30 – 2:00 PM will feature former CIA and NSA Director, General Michael Hayden, in conversation with NBC News National Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff.

The public conversation, titled “The War on Terrorism and the Need for International Collaboration,” will address the inherent challenges of coordination inernational counterterrorism policy. Geopolitical, economic and religious interests as well as domestic political considerations frequently make it difficult to consolidate a joint policy in the war on terror. Terrorist leaders are well aware of the different approaches to combatting terrorism and varied interests of the countries engaging in this war and they exploit those differences in order to maneuver between the various countries. The challenge facing Western countries today is how to formulate a joint preventative policy that will enjoy wide public support in each country before another major terrorist attack is perpetrated.

Please contact Josh Diamonstein at [email protected] for additional information and to RSVP.

This two-day symposium will examine the asymmetric operational challenges of terrorism faced by the United States government, as well as the rhetorical challenges faced by both the government and American media. This event will take place at the Aspen Institute’s offices in Washington, DC from December 12th – 13th, running from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on the 12th and from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM on 13th. All sessions, with the exception of the public lunch panel on December 12th, will be small, private discussions among a core group of 20-25 leading thinkers on this subject.

Event information
Date
Mon Dec 12, 2011 - Tue Dec 13, 2011
9:00am - 11:15pm GMT+0000
Location
Washington, DC, United States
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