Posted by on September 12, 2011 in Blog

This afternoon AAI President, Jim Zogby will participate in an event at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars entitled “The National Conversation – Ten Years after 9/11.”  The National Conversation, Wilson Center’s newest initiative, provides a civil and nonpartisan forum for informed dialogue on the world’s most significant problems and challenges.

In this edition of the series, Jim will be among the respondents addressing the dramatically altered security landscape resulting from the sweeping changes taking place across the Arab World. The panel will discuss whether the voices calling for an end to dictatorship also help in rejecting Muslim extremism and other violent ideologies. Panelists also discuss what the next ten years will bring and whether or not terrorism will still be the most serious threat to the United States.

The Washington Post's David Ignatius will moderate the event, which will include top experts from Congress, the intelligence community, the media, and academia. This edition of The National Conversation will provide a much needed civil discussion on changing threats and how homeland security, military, and intelligence strategies should be changed accordingly. To view the live stream of the event, click here.

Other Panelists include:

Bruce Hoffman, Senior Scholar Professor, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Michael Leiter, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Rep. Mike Rogers, Chairman, House Select Committee on Intelligence

General Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan





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