Tuesday, November, 01, 2016

Alper Book Festival, Miami

Peter Bergen – Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival

Tuesday, November 01, 2016, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Peter Bergen is an acclaimed journalist, producer, CNN–TV’s national security analyst, and helps run a public policy think tank. His latest book United States of Jihad is a riveting look at ‘homegrown’ Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present. Since 2001, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight abroad while others have acted on American soil. What motivates them, how are they trained, and what do we sacrifice in our efforts to track them? Paced like a detective story, Bergen draws on his extensive network of intelligence contacts, as he explores nearly every aspect of terrorist activity, from ISIS’ use of social media to the FBI’s development of behavioral profiles.