Jane Harman and John McLaughlin will discuss the role of intelligence in supporting the U.S. military in peacetime and wartime. As ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, each offers a unique perspective into the challenges faced by the intelligence community in providing accurate and timely intelligence to American defense policy makers, military commanders, and the U.S. armed forces.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Reception
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Meeting
On Friday, April 1, 2011, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies, and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation will hold a day-long, multisession symposium on the issue of Islamist radicalization. The symposium, to be held at CFR's office in Washington, DC, aims to bring together leading officials and experts from the United Kingdom and the United States to take stock, exchange best practices, and develop fresh ideas for tackling some of the most important issues in the current debate.
The symposium, currently scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., will feature keynote addresses by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute and UK Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism Pauline Neville-Jones, as well as panel discussions on trends and developments related to radicalization, the role of the intelligence community, promoting community engagement, and countering online radicalization.
**A detailed agenda is below. Please note there have been some changes to the program since the initial announcement.**
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast Reception
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks
James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. - UK Keynote
Pauline Neville-Jones, Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Home Office
Presider: James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
10:15 – 10:25 a.m. - Break
10:25 – 11:25 a.m. - Panel One: Violent Radicalization – Key Trends and Developments
John Scarlett, Former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service
Juan Zarate, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combatting Terrorism
Presider: Eric Schmitt, Terrorism and National Security Correspondent, New York Times
**This session is not for attribution.**
11:25 – 11:35 a.m. - Break
11:35 – 12:35 p.m. - Panel Two: Intelligence and Counter-Radicalization
Charles Allen, Principal, Chertoff Group; Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis
William Bratton, Former Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department; Chairman, Kroll, Altegrity, Inc.
Peter Clarke, Former Head, Counterterrorism Command, New Scotland Yard, and UK National Coordinator of Terrorist Investigations
Presider: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR
12:35 – 1:10 p.m. - Lunch
1:10 – 2:10 p.m. - U.S. Keynote: "Community Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism"
Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Presider: Bruce Hoffman, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
2:10 – 2:20 p.m. - Break
2:20 – 3:20 p.m. - Panel Three: "Reaching Out" – Promoting Community Engagement
Ed Husain, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Suhail Khan, Former Adviser, George W. Bush Administration
Munira Mirza, Adviser to the Mayor of London
Abdal Ullah, Councillor, Tower Hamlets; Former Member, London Metropolitan Police Authority
Presider: Craig Whitlock, National Security Correspondent, Washington Post
3:20 – 3:30 p.m. - Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Panel Four: "New Frontiers" – Countering Online Radicalization
Shahed Amanullah, Founder, altmuslim.com; Senior Adviser for Technology, U.S. Department of State
Daniel Kimmage, Group Director for Digital Presence, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of State
Shiraz Maher, Associate Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
William McCants, Founder, jihadica.com; Senior Adviser, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Peter Neumann, Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation; Visiting Fellow, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks
Steven Simon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
The key authors of the Pentagon’s secret study of Saddam Hussein’s regime, based on captured Iraqi documents and prisoner interviews, will discuss the Foreign Affairs article, “Saddam’s Delusions: The View from the Inside” (May/June 2006).
This meeting is part of the Iraq: The Way Forward Series.
5:30-6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. Meeting
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