Global Conference 2017

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?


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

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