February 23, 2017
19th Annual Event on
"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism:
Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"
The year 2016 represents one of the most troubling security challenges since 9/11. The human, political, economic, and strategic global costs will continue to grow in 2017 without more effective international cooperation.
A distinguished panel of experts discussed a wide range of related topics from the shifting security environment to “best practices” recommendations for the new U.S. administration and its partners abroad.
Michael S. Swetnam
CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Governor James S. Gilmore, III
Served as the 68th governor of Virginia. From 1999 to 2003, he chaired the Congressional Panel, known as the "Gilmore Commission," that assessed America’s capabilities to respond to a terrorist attack
Ambassador (ret.) Robert Hunter
Former National Security Council Director of West European and Middle East Affairs and United States Ambassador to NATO. Currently, Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS
Brigadier General David G. Reist, USMC (Ret.)
Operation Iraqi Freedom, Deputy Commanding General for Governance and Economics in Anbar Province (2006-2007)
The Honorable Bijan R. Kian
Highest ranking Iranian-American to serve three U.S. presidents and also was the Deputy Lead on the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community Landing Team on the Presidential Transition Team from November 2016 to January 2017
Dr. David Ottaway
Former Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post. Currently, Middle East Fellow, The Wilson Center
General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies