Wednesday, March, 16, 2016

“United States of Jihad” Loyola Law School, Chicago

Peter Bergen Book Talk

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


United States Of Jihad

Loyola’s National Security & Civil Rights Program
and the National Security Law Association

United States Of Jihad
Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists
By Peter Bergen

Wednesday, March 16
12 – 1 PM*
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street, Room 1403

Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, director, and New York Times best-selling author. His book Manhunt, about the pursuit and killing of Osama bin Laden, is now an HBO documentary. Bergen will discuss his new book, United States of Jihad, which provides a riveting panoramic look at *homegrown* Islamic terrorism from 9/11 to present.

Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight abroad: an American was among those who planned the attacks in Mumbai, and more than eighty US citizens have been charged with ISIS-related crimes. Others have acted on American soil, as with the attacks at Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, and in San Bernardino. What motivates them, how are they trained, and what do we sacrifice in our efforts to track them? Paced like a detective story, United States of Jihad tells the entwined stories of the key actors on the American front. Bergen also draws upon his extensive network of intelligence contacts, from the National Counterterrorism Center and the FBI to the NYPD, and offers an inside look at the controversial tactics of the agencies tracking potential terrorists. United States of Jihad is an essential new analysis of the Americans who have embraced militant Islam both here and abroad.

Pizza will be served.
*Books will be available for purchase and signing
following the discussion.


Philip H. Corboy Law Center (click for map)
Room 1403
Professor John Dehn NationalSecurityLaw@luc.edu
Event Cost
Open To
Faculty, Staff and Students
This event has been marked as open to the public.
National Security Law and Civil Rights Program