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New Terrorism Threats and Counterterrorism Strategies

May 3, 2017
9:30am to 11:30am ET

NYU Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Featuring a Keynote Policy Address by:

Hon. Nicholas J. Rasmussen

National Counterterrorism Center

Followed by a Q&A session with:

Elizabeth Rosenberg

Senior Fellow and Director
Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

A Distinguished Panel Discussion with:

Dr. Aaron Brantly

Cyber Fellow
Combating Terrorism Center

Hon. Matthew Olsen

Former Director,
National Counterterrorism Center;
Co-Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity

Dr. Audrey Kurth Cronin

Professor, School of International Service
American University

Aaron Y. Zelin

Richard Borow Fellow
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Moderated by:

Zachary K. Goldman

Executive Director, Center on Law and Security
NYU School of Law;
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security

About the Event

In the post-9/11 era, the international community has made significant progress in the struggle against terrorism. However, in the last several years, terrorist groups, notably ISIS, have innovated both in their operational tactics and strategic aims, as well as in their methods of fundraising.

This CNAS public conference on new terrorism threats and counterterrorism strategies, co-hosted with the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, featured an overview of the strategic terrorism threat landscape and of the Trump administration’s counterterrorism strategies. The event coincided with the release of a CNAS report on emerging terrorism financing threats. The distinguished panel of experts explored such questions as: How are terrorist groups innovating and evolving in their tactics, strategies and fundraising today? Where are some areas where U.S. policymakers are succeeding and falling short on addressing terrorism threats? What should the Trump administration prioritize in the fight against terrorism?

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NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street NW
Abramson Family Auditorium (B-1 Level)
Washington, DC 20005