MonTREP researchers and GSIPM faculty members Jeffrey M. Bale, Sharad Joshi, and Gordon Hahn all gave talks at a panel on “Leaderless Jihad? Terrorist Attacks in the New Millenium and Lessons for the Future,” a panel which Professor Bale organized. The panel took place at 10 am on October 17 at the 2009 ISSS-ISAC Conference, which was co-sponsored by NPS and CNS and held over a three-day period at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Monterey. Professor Bale’s talk was on the March 2004 Madrid bombings, Professor Joshi’s talk was on the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, and Professor Hahn’s talk was on recent Chechen terrorist operations. In addition, there was a talk on counterterrorist radicalization strategies by Lorenzo Vidino (a postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University). The panel chair and discussant was Professor Phil Williams, director of the Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Despite being on the last day and in the last time slot, the panel was attended by over 20 people, a relatively large audience for the conference.


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  1. Elena Sokova on October 21, 2009 3:40 pm

    In addition, six CNS staff members presented at the NPS/CNS conference, including William Potter, Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova, Stephanie Lieggi, Margarita Sevcik, Paula Hamphrey, and Stephen Schwartz. Dr. Potter was a keynote speaker. An article about his presentation was published in the Monterey Herald on Saturday, October 17. You can find the article on the CNS website:
    http://cns.miis.edu/activities/pr091019_isss_isac.htm.

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