U-M’s Ford School will host panel on future of counterterrorism

September 28, 2018
Contact: Mandira Banerjee mandirab@umich.edu


DATE: 4-5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

EVENT: “Counterterrorism in 2020: Future prospects and challenges”

A panel will share perspectives on how counterterrorism has changed since 9/11; the current terrorist threats and how they may evolve by 2020; what potential policy changes and new tools, resources and authorities may be necessary to combat these threats; and the importance of partnerships in the global fight against terrorism.

The panel includes:

  • Peter Bergen, journalist, documentary producer, vice president for global studies and fellow at New America, CNN national security analyst and professor of practice at Arizona State University.
  • Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School, whose interests include criminal law and procedure, national security, data privacy and civil rights.
  • Christopher Costa, executive director of the International Spy Museum and a 34-year veteran of the Department of Defense, who served 25 years in counterintelligence, human intelligence and special operations forces in the U.S. Army in Central America, Europe and throughout the Middle East.

Javed Ali, the Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the U-M Ford School of Public Policy and former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, will moderate the panel.

The event is free to the public and will be livestreamed. Reception to follow.

PLACE: Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor

SPONSOR: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

INFORMATION: myumi.ch/JDb5r