Al Qaeda and Its Affiliates: Assesment 10 years after 9/11 -New America Foundation

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    Oct 8, 2009
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    Hyderabad and Sydney
    This conference was held a few days before OBL assasination but still is a very interesting and comprehensive take on Al Qaeda and its affliates. A must watch for those interested in the breadth and depth of Al Qaeda and related groups. The full agenda is below. I have put the must important videos: The overall assesment of Al Qaeda, and its relationships in South Asia as well. For those interested, they can check out other videos from the link

    Al Qaeda and Its Affiliates |
    8:30am to 9:00am - Registration
    9:00am to 9:15am - Welcome

    Steve Coll
    President, New America Foundation
    Author, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2009
    9:15am to 10:45am - Panel I: A Net Assessment of Al Qaeda

    Bruce Hoffman
    Director, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University
    Author, Inside Terrorism

    Peter Bergen
    Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation
    Author, The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda

    Juan Zarate
    Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism

    Glenn Carle
    Former National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats
    Author, The Interrogator: An Education (forthcoming)

    Steve Coll
    President, New America Foundation
    10:45am to 12:15pm - Panel II: Domestic Threats, Counter-radicalization and Resilience

    Karen Greenberg
    Executive Director, NYU Center on Law and Security
    Author, The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days

    Peter Neumann
    Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, King’s College London
    Author, Old and New Terrorism

    Juliette Kayyem
    Former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
    Former Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA)

    Barry C. Lynn
    Director, Markets, Enterprise and Resiliency Initiative, New America Foundation
    Author, End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation

    Patrick Doherty
    Director, Smart Strategy Initiative
    New America Foundation
    12:15pm to 12:30pm - Break

    12:30pm to 1:30pm - Lunch Address

    Ambassador Daniel Benjamin
    Coordinator for Counterterrorism, United States Department of State

    Steve Coll
    President, New America Foundation
    1:30pm to 2:45pm - Panel III: Al Qaeda Affiliates in South Asia

    On Western recruits training in Pakistan’s FATA region
    Paul Cruickshank
    Terrorism Analyst, CNN
    Alumni Fellow, NYU Center on Law and Security

    On Lashkar-e-Taiba
    Stephen Tankel (paper)
    Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Author, Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba (forthcoming)

    On the security situation in Pakistan
    Christina Lamb
    Washington Bureau Chief, The Sunday Times
    Author, The Sewing Circles of Herat

    Peter Bergen
    Director, National Security Studies Program
    New America Foundation
    2:45pm to 4:15pm - Panel IV: Al Qaeda Affiliates in the Middle East and Africa

    On Al Qaeda in North Africa and the Sahel
    Jean-Pierre Filiu
    Professor, Sciences-Po
    Author, Apocalypse in Islam

    On Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
    Christopher Boucek
    Associate, Middle East Program
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    On al-Shabaab
    Ken Menkhaus
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
    Author, Somalia: State Collapse and the Threat of Terrorism

    On the security situation in Somalia
    John Sheehan
    Former Researcher, UN Political Office for Somalia, Nairobi

    LTC Joel Rayburn
    U.S. Army
    Military Fellow, New America Foundation
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