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Virtual Panel Discussion: Confronting the Domestic Terrorism Threat

Feb 25, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

Over the past several years, extremist groups have become more visible and emboldened, culminating in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Recent events have led to questions surrounding the adequacy of intelligence gathering, the success of information sharing, and the commitment on the part of the federal government to prioritize countering domestic terrorism.

On February 25, 2021, CNAS hosted a virtual event on confronting the domestic terrorism threat. Expert panelists explored the security challenges posed by domestic terrorism in the United States, including how the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Homeland Security are authorized, organized, and prepared to address this modern threat. Moderated by CNAS Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow Carrie Cordero, this event featured a panel of experts with a unique combination of intelligence, law enforcement, and congressional oversight experience.



Christian Beckner​
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security;
Former Associate Staff Director
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Josh Campbell
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security;
Former Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Alexis Collins
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security;
Former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security
U.S. Department of Justice

Alex Joel
Scholar-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor
Washington College of Law, American University;
Former Chief, Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Moderated by:

Carrie Cordero
Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow
Center for a New American Security