September 11, 2017
"Al-Qa'ida: Sixteen Years After 9/11 and Beyond"
As we mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11, is the worst yet to come? Will al-Qa’ida and its expanding network continue to threaten global security concerns? And what are the prospects of the U.S. and its allies to ultimately defeat al-Qa’ida as well as other terrorist actors, such as Daesh and the Taliban?
A panel with extensive government and academic experience will consider these issues and provide recommendations for comprehensive response strategies focusing on legal, law enforcement, intelligence, diplomatic, and military measures.
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
Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann (Ret.)
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan; currently President, American Academy of Diplomacy
Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman
Former FBI Legal Attaché in the Middle East
Dr. Mir Sadat
Policy Strategist, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; formerly Professor of National Security and Foreign Policy, National Intelligence University
Professor Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman, International Law Institute
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