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The Global War on Terrorism: Myths, Realities & Solutions
December 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by: Rise to Peace
Co-sponsored by and held at:
The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street, N.W.
George Washington University, Washington D.C. Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
(Refreshments will be served)
Our distinguished panel of experts include:
Ambassador John W. Limbert, Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, United States Naval Academy. Ambassador Limbert is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. He is a veteran U.S. diplomat and a former official at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where he was held captive during the Iran hostage crisis.
Christopher A. Kojm, Former chairman of the National Intelligence Council; former staffer on the House Foreign Affairs Committee; former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; former deputy director of the 9/11 Commission; visiting professor at the Elliott School, George Washington University.
Gawdat Bahgat is a professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf region. His areas of expertise include energy security, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, counter-terrorism, Arab-Israeli conflict, North Africa, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. 003).
Ahmad Shah Mohibi, a graduate student at George Washington University and the founder of Rise to Peace brings more than 11 years of experience working with the United States and Afghanistan governments along with the greater international community to fight terrorism and build democratic nations for peace and stability in the world. Ahmad and his family were forced to move and live in different villages, observing the severity of terrorism at its worst as it targeted vulnerable children recruited by the Taliban.
Michael R. Sherwin, an Assistant United States Attorney with the U. S. Department of Justice, has extensive experience in national security investigations and counterterrorism cases. Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Michael was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, where he served throughout the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Alicia Fawcett has worked in cybersecurity as an intelligence and research security analyst and as a migrant domestic worker researcher for the Regional Academy of the United Nations. She also interned for the U.S. Department of State in Shanghai, China, The International Women’s Democracy Center, The National Council of Women’s Organizations, The Forum Foundation and The U.S.-China Policy Foundation. In between college and graduate school, she lived in Taiwan and taught English. She received her M.A. in International and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Economics in Prague, a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in International Studies with an emphasis in Asia.