Monday, April, 15, 2013

Tribal Societies & Counterterrorism in Pakistan, USIP, Washington DC

Tribal Societies & Counterterrorism in Pakistan
In recent months discussions around drone strikes have grown increasingly heated with claims and counter-claims around their legality, morality, and/or effectiveness as a counterterrorism weapon. Amid the heated disputes between diplomats, politicians, lawyers, and civil society activists, the views of those most directly affected by the drone strikes – those living in tribal communities in border regions – have yet to be heard.
Please join the U.S. Institute of Peace on Monday April 15, from 11:00am – 12:30pm for a panel discussion on America’s drone campaign, including their impact on tribal societies.
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Keynote Address
Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University
Author, “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam”
Peter Bergen, Panelist
Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation
Hamid Khan, Panelist
Senior Program Officer, Rule of Law Center, U.S. Institute of Peace
Marvin Weinbaum, Moderator
Scholar-in-Residence, Middle East Institute