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Twenty Years After 9/11

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

An in-depth look at U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East

10 - 11 AM | A Conversation with Peter Bergen

A discussion with Peter on his latest book, The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden

  • Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, think tank executive, New York Times best-selling author, and professor. Peter produced the first television interview with Osama bin Laden in 1997, which aired on CNN.
  • Moderated by Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

11 AM - 12 PM | The Evolution of American Foreign Policy

A moderated session among experts on U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

  • Dr. Eric Edelman: Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, and Principal Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, Dr. Edelman is a Visiting scholar at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies and Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
  • Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown: American expert on international and internal conflicts and nontraditional security threats, including insurgency, organized crime, urban violence, and illicit economies. Vanda is a senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. She is also the director of the Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors.
  • Dr. Mohamad HomayounvashResearch professor at Florida International University, author, and expert in international security and strategic studies with a focus on nuclear strategy, counter-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament. Mohamad’s interests also include international relations of the Middle East, especially in the role of religion, petroleum, and non-state actors in the region's security environment and its emergence as the primary theater of an international counter-terrorism campaign after 9/11.
  • Moderated by David Kramer, Senior Fellow at the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy and Director of the European & Eurasian Studies Program, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.


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