Evolving Threats to the Globe

Evolving Threats to the Globe
Monday, Oct. 17 | 1 – 3:30 pm
Mall of America
Great Room
Bloomington, Minn. 55425

The National Security Forum at William Mitchell College of Law and the Mall of America are hosting “Evolving Threats to the Globe: A Discussion with Counterterrorism Policymakers and Practitioners” from 1 to 3:30 pm Monday, Oct. 17 at Mall of America.

The event will address many of the key counterterrorism issues that have emerged in the 10 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

National security experts will examine contemporary counterterrorism issues including the evolution and trajectory of contemporary terrorism threats and associated counterterrorism responses–at both the strategic and operational levels–from the perspectives of key local, national, and international policymakers and practitioners.

Special attention will be paid to the area of public-private sector security partnerships in counterterrorism efforts.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Eric Schmitt — National security reporter for the New York Times and co-author of the new book Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’ Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
  • Paul Pillar — Former deputy chief of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and currently a visiting professor at Georgetown University
  • Juliette Kayyem — National security and foreign policy columnist for the Boston Globe and Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Ms. Kayyem previously served as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration
  • Kerri Miller (moderator) — Host of Midmorning and Talking Volumes at Minnesota Public Radio

Topics to be Discussed include:

  • The current terrorist threat to the homeland
  • Counterterrorism and homeland security strategies, challenges, and successes
  • The “homegrown” threat and radicalization dynamics
  • Balancing security and civil liberties in counterterrorism operations
  • Domestic terrorism
  • Homeland security intelligence

This event is free and open to the public. It is presented in partnership with Minnesota Public Radio.