Tuesday, August, 18, 2015

“Homegrown: Americans Fighting for Militant Islam” University of Southern California, LA


You are cordially invited to attend a talk featuring

                              PETER BERGEN


“Homegrown: Americans Fighting for Militant Islam”


Tuesday, August 18, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.


University of Southern California

Doheny Memorial Library • Room 240

3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089


• Book signing to follow •


Please RSVP to with the code “BERGEN” by AUG. 10.


One of the few Westerners to interview Osama bin Laden face-to-face, Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist, documentary producer, and the author of four books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and three of which were named 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.

His most recent book, a New York Times bestseller, is Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbottabad. The book is being translated into nine languages and HBO has produced a theatrical release documentary based upon it. The film, for which Bergen is the executive producer, was in the Sundance Film 2013 competition and won the Emmy award for Best Documentary. The Washington Post, named Manhunt one of the best non-fiction books of 2012 and The Guardian named it one of the key books on Islamist extremism. The Sunday Times (UK) named it the best current affairs book of 2012 and The Times (UK) named it one of the best non-fiction books of 2012. The book was awarded the Overseas Press Club Cornelius Ryan award for best non-fiction book of 2012 on international affairs.


BIOGRAPHY:  Bergen has a M.A. in Modern History from New College,Oxford University. He won an Open Scholarship when he went up to New College in 1981. Before that he attended Ampleforth. He was born in Minneapolis in 1962 and was raised in London. He is married to the documentary director/producer Tresha Mabile.















                Detailed directions and parking instructions will be sent to attendees by AUG. 13.


Established in 2004, CREATE is an interdisciplinary national research center based at the University of Southern California and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The DHS Center of Excellence is focused on risk and economic analysis and comprises a team of experts from across the country, including partnerships with numerous universities and research institutions.