Tuesday, March, 08, 2016

“United States of Jihad,” The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco


6:30pm                                                                                   The Commonwealth Club

Talk, Q&A, Signing                                                                555 Post Street, 2nd floor

San Francisco, CA 9410

San Francisco: Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

San Francisco: Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

March 08, 2016 at Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, CA.

Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst; Author, United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown TerroristsBrian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America; Fellow, Combating Terrorism Center, West Point—Moderator

Since 9/11, more than 300 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: an American was among those who planned the attacks in Mumbai, and more than 80 U.S. citizens have sought to join ISIS. Others have acted on American soil, as with the attacks at Fort Hood and the Boston Marathon. What motivates them, how are they trained, and what do we sacrifice in our aggressive efforts to track them?

Drawing on his extensive network of intelligence contacts, from the National Counter-terrorism Center and the FBI to the NYPD, Peter Bergen offers an inside look at the controversial tactics of the agencies tracking potential terrorists—from infiltrating mosques to massive surveillance; at the bias experienced by innocent observant Muslims at the hands of law enforcement; at the critics and defenders of U.S. policies on terrorism; and at how social media has revolutionized terrorism.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Price: $25 nonmembers, $15 members, $7 students (with valid ID); Premium (includes priority seating and a copy of the book): $55 nonmembers, $45 members

All tickets are final and nonrefundable.

Address: 555 Post St, San Francisco
Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

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