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Nov 23, 2004

Draft Program for al Qaeda conference in DC on Dec 2

DRAFT PROGRAM
THE NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION
AND
THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY CENTER ON LAW & SECURITY

AL QAEDA 2.0: TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM AFTER 9/11

THURSDAY, 2 DECEMBER 2004

CAUCUS ROOM (SR-325), RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
UNITED STATES SENATE

8:00 A.M. PUBLIC REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:30 A.M. AL QAEDA 2.0: THE CURRENT STATE OF AL-QAEDA AS AN ORGANIZATION

Peter Bergen*
Fellow, New America Foundation; terrorism analyst, CNN
and author, Holy War Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden

Bruce Hoffman*
Vice President, External Affairs, RAND Corporation; author Inside Terrorism

Steve Simon*
Senior Analyst, RAND Corporation; former Senior Director for Transnational Threats, National Security Council; author, The Age of Sacred Terror

Moderator
James Fallows*
National Correspondent, Atlantic Monthly; Chairman, New America Foundation

10:00 A.M. WHO JOINS AL-QAEDA?

Yosri Fouda*
Lead Investigative Reporter, Al Jazeera Television Network, author,
Masterminds of Terror; In 2002, interviewed Khalid Sheik Muhammad, operational planner of 9/11.

Jessica Stern*
Lecturer in Public Policy and Fellow in the International Security Program at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, author, Terror in the Name of God.

Marc Sageman*
Forensic psychiatrist, former CIA case officer, worked with the mujahideen in Islamabad from 1987-1989, author, Understanding Terror Networks.

Abdel Bari Atwan*
Managing Editor, Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper and interviewer of Osama bin Laden

Moderator
Peter Bergen*
Fellow, New America Foundation; terrorism analyst, CNN
and author, Holy War Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden

11:30 A.M. AL QAEDA IN EUROPE: A CRITICAL BACKGROUND

Rohan Gunaratna*
Director, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies in Singapore author, Inside Al Qaeda: A Global Network Terror

Ursula Mueller*
Counterterrorism Expert; and
Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

Moderator:
Steven Clemons*
Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

12:30 P.M. LUNCHEON PROGRAM

MILITANT ISLAM: ON THE WANE OR ON THE RISE?

Michael Scheuer*
Former chief of the CIA Counterterrorist Center?s Bin Laden unit; and author, as Anonymous, of Through Our Enemies? Eyes: Osama Bin Laden, Radical Islam & the Future of America

Salameh Nematt*
Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Hayat newspaper

Gilles Kepel
Professor, Institute for Political Studies in Paris; and
author, Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam

2:00 P.M. THE UNITED STATES VS. AL-QAEDA: AN ASSESSMENT

Daniel Benjamin*
Senior Analyst, CSIS; former Director for Transnational Threats, National Security Council; author, The Age of Sacred Terror

Col. Pat Lang*
Former Chief of Human Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency
Department of Defense

Reuel Gerecht*
Director, Middle East Initiative, Project for the Next American Century; former Middle Eastern Specialist, Central Intelligence Agency; and former Political and Consular Officer, Department of State

Moderator
Karen J. Greenberg*
Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law

3:15 P.M. AL QAEDA?s MEDIA STRATEGY

Octavia Nasr*
CNN Arab Affairs Senior Editor

Henry Schuster*
CNN Senior Producer, author of the forthcoming book, Hunting Eric Rudolph

Paul Eedle*
Founder, Out There News, former Middle East Correspondent, Reuters; and expert on al Qaeda?s use of the Internet.

Moderator
David Ignatius*
Columnist, Washington Post; former Editor, International Herald Tribune

4:30 P.M. THE REAL TWIN TOWERS: AL QAEDA AND ITS INFLUENCE ON PAKISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA

Hamid Mir*
Anchor, GEO television, Pakistan; and author, forthcoming biography of Osama bin Laden; was the last journalist to interview bin Laden in October 2001.

Anatol Lieven*
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; author, America Right Or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism

Lawrence Wright*
Author and New Yorker staff writer, author, ?The Man Behind Bin Laden,? which won the 2002 Overseas Press Club Award for best magazine reporting.

Moderator
Arif Lalani*
Director, South Asia Division, Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada

6:00 P.M. CLOSING RECEPTION

* CONFIRMED

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