Sunday, 23 November 2008

The Expanding Geography of Militant Jihad

The Jamestown FoundationPresents:The Expanding Geography of Militant JihadFeaturing Keynote Speaker Hekmat Karzai*Updated Program (as of November 13)Tuesday, December 9, 20089:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The National Press ClubBall Room529 14th Street NWWashington, DCRegistration8:30 a.m.Introduction9:00 a.m.Bruce Hoffman"Challenges for the Next Administration"Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign ServiceGeorgetown UniversityPanel One:The Ideology of Militant Islamism9:20 - 10:15 a.m.Maajid Nawaz“The Culture of Educating Jihadis"The Quilliam Foundation(former member of Hizb ut-Tahrir)Stephen Ulph"The Ideology of Expansion"Senior Fellow, The Jamestown FoundationCoffee Break10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Panel Two:The Northwest Frontier/Pakistan/Afghanistan10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Moderator:Thomas P. WilhelmDirector, Foreign Military Studies OfficeU.S. ArmyTariq Ashraf, Air Commodore (Ret.)"The Changing Strategic Concerns of Pakistan in the Northwest Frontier"South Asia Defense AnalystHassan Abbas"Tactics and Strategy of the Pakistani Taliban"Research FellowBelfer Center, JFK School of Government, Harvard UniversityBrian Glyn Williams"Moving South: Suicide Bombing Trends in the Hindu Kush"Associate Professor of Islamic HistoryUniversity of Massachusetts at Dartmouth*Keynote Luncheon Speaker*12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Mr. Hekmat Karzai“Bringing Order to Chaos: A Strategic Framework for Victory in Afghanistan”Director and Founder, Centre for Conflict and Peace StudiesKabul, AfghanistanPanel Three:The Changing Face of Islamist Militancy in North Africa1:30 - 2:45 p.m.Moderator:General Carlton W. Fulford, Jr.U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)Theresa Whelan“Islamic Jihad in North Africa”Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African AffairsOffice of the Secretary of DefenseAndrew Black“Tactics, Strategy, and Ideology of Jihadi Movements in the Maghreb”Managing DirectorBlack Watch GlobalAndrew McGregor“The Islamist Challenge to North Africa's Energy Industry(Chad, Niger, Algeria and Sudan)”Editor, Terrorism Monitor and Terrorism FocusThe Jamestown FoundationCamille Tawil“The Islamist Challenge in Libya”Al-Hayat NewspaperBreak2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Panel Four:Over the Horizon Threats in Eurasia3:00 - 4:30 p.m.Michael Scheuer“Over the Horizon Threats to the United States”Senior FellowThe Jamestown FoundationMurad Batal al-Shishani"The Salafi Jihadist Movement in Lebanon"Independent Islamic Groups AnalystGregory Johnsen“The Threat of Militant Jihad in Yemen”Ph.D. Candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton UniversityConclusion4:30 p.m.

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