Tuesday, July, 30, 2013

“Jihadist Terrorism at Home and Abroad: A Threat Assessment,” CREATE lecture at USC, Los Angeles

Event Detail

CREATE Distinguished Speaker Series with Peter Bergen

Jihadist Terrorism at Home and Abroad: A Threat Assessment

July 30, 2013
12:30pm to 2:30pm

University Park Campus
Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC)

Cost: FREE with RSVP. Please RSVP by July 23 at www.usc.edu/esvp (Use Code: BERGEN)

Peter Bergen will examine the capabilities and intentions of al-Qaeda and its affiliates around the world and also assess the extent of the threat from “homegrown” extremists motivated by al-Qaeda’s ideology of violent jihad.

Biography: Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist, documentary producer, think tank director, and the author of four books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and three of which were named among the non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post. The books have been translated into twenty languages. He is the director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation in Washington D.C.; a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security and CNN’s national security analyst. He has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University where he taught graduate students courses in his areas of expertise: Al-Qaeda and allied groups and U.S. national security.

Contact: gribben@usc.edu