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Catastrophe & Catalyst: 10 Years since 9/11

Catastrophe & Catalyst: 10 Years since 9/11

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This event has already taken place. You can find the recording of the event here on CSPAN Nearly a decade has passed since the attacks of 9/11. To mark this important historical event, consider its legacy and take stock of where we are ten years later, START invites you to join us for a very special event:

Catastrophe & Catalyst: 10 Years Since 9/11
September 1, 2011 ? 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
National Press Club ? Ballroom
529 14th Street NW ? Washington DC 20045



The event will feature dialogue with and among leading policymakers, researchers, and homeland security practitioners, exploring topics related to

  • Understanding radicalization processes
  • Countering violent extremism
  • Enhancing community resilience
  • Identifying future threats
  • Forecasting the future of homeland security.


All attendees at the event will be encouraged to join discussions on these complex topics throughout the day.

Event agenda can be found here

Speakers and panelists include:

The Honorable Joseph Lieberman

Chair, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Wallace Loh

President, University of Maryland

Gary Ackerman, START

Arif Alikhan, National Defense University

Peter Bergen, New America Foundation and CNN

Jarret Brachman, Cronus Global and North Dakota State University

Martha Crenshaw, Stanford University

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Gary LaFree, START

John Horgan, Pennsylvania State University

Arie Kruglanski, University of Maryland

Peter Neumann, Kings College London

Fran Norris, Dartmouth College

Dina Temple-Raston, National Public Radio

Stevan Weine, University of Illinois, Chicago


The event will also include a roundtable discussion involving former radicals from extremist movements in the United States and abroad exploring the nature of their participation in movements and forces that led them to disengage from violent extremism.