Tuesday, September, 04, 2012

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Copenhagen, Denmark



The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Jyllands-Posten have the pleasure of inviting you to a book launch and seminar with Peter L. Bergen on:


The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden – From 9/11 to Abbottabad

  Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 17.00-19.00

Danish Institute for International Studies

Main Auditorium

Strandgade 71, ground floor, 1401 Copenhagen K





Al Qaeda expert and CNN national security analyst Peter L. Bergen is visiting Denmark in connection with the Danish publication of his resent book Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden − From 9/11 to Abbottabad (Crown Publishing, 2012). In his book, he gives the reader a multi-dimensional picture of the hunt for Bin Laden, which gradually tightened the noose around the al Qaeda leader. The title gives an account of the operation which culminated dramatically on 1 May 2012, when American elite troops shot and killed Bin Laden in his Abbottabad home in Pakistan.


Peter L. Bergen paints a picture of the decade-long investigation. Among other things, he goes into depths with the CIA investigation; their methods of analysis; the cooperation with the Pakistani intelligence service; and Barack Obama’s consideration prior to the crucial attack on Bin Laden.


Thanks to his broad network, including central sources in the U.S. Army, the intelligence service, and the political top, Bergen brings the reader up close in every process of the search for Bin Laden. Among others, the book sees contributions from the former commander in charge of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan and now director of the CIA, General David Petraeus, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


The book Jagten på Osama – Ti år i hælene på Osama bin Laden (Jyllands-Postens Forlag, 2012) will be available for sale at the seminar for the special seminar price of 200 DKK (payment by cash and card).





Peter L. Bergen, CNN Journalist and Author

Flemming Rose, Foreign Editor, Jyllands-Posten

Søren Hove, Postdoc, DIIS





More details about the speakers and the seminar are available on our website.



Practical Information


The seminar will be held in English.


Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Monday, 3 September 2012 at 12.00 noon.


Please await confirmation by e-mail from DIIS for participation.





Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

The Conference Section

Strandgade 56

DK-1401 Copenhagen K


Ph. (+45) 32 69 87 51

Fax (+45) 32 69 87 00

E-mail: event@diis.dk

Web: www.diis.dk