GC2017 program det
Confronting Terrorism at Home and Abroad
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Whittier Room

Eric Schmitt, National Security Correspondent, New York Times

Brian Fishman, Author; Lead Policy Manager, Counterterrorism, Facebook
Nicholas Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Linda Robinson, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
Terry Wolff, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, U.S. State Department

Attacks by home-grown and foreign extremists on major European and U.S. cities have put the world on edge. In addition, terrorists are waging an increasingly sophisticated cyberwar against their foes.

  • Does closing national borders keep out would-be terrorists?
  • Can we decisively defeat groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram or must we reconcile ourselves to merely limiting their impact?
  • Has the West's 15-year war on terror made us any safer?