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The War on Terror at Twenty: Assessing Lessons Learned from the American and British Experiences

September 17, 2021 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

How did the US and UK governments respond in the days, weeks, and years following the major terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and 7/7 2005? What have both countries learned about dealing with the threat of terrorism? Panels of American and British former leaders will examine these questions.

American panelists:

Former Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair 

Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence John McLaughlin

Ambassador James Dobbins

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Lawrence Wright

British panelists:

Former Chief of the British Intelligence Service Sir John Scarlett

Former Security and Intelligence Coordinator and Director of GCHQ Sir David Omand

Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Lord Alex Carlile

Former Home Secretary Lord David Blunkett

Former Director General UK Security Service Lord Jonathan Evans

Panels will discuss each country’s experience.  The conference will conclude with a discussion of similarities and differences, offering counterterrorism policy recommendations for the future.

Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Arts and Humanities and the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense.

The virtual conference will take place on Sept. 17, 2021, from 9 a.m-1 p.m. EST. Register Here