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"Global Terrorism" course to host two special guest speakers

Sep. 03, 2014

Professor Jytte Klausen's POL 160, The War on Global Terrorism, will host two special guest speakers this Fall. These events are co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Both events are free and open to the public and will take place from 3:30-4:50pm in Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G03. 


October 27: Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books

Malise Ruthven is a journalist, teacher, and writer for The New York Review of Books with a PhD from Cambridge University. He will speak about his work on religion and fundamentalism.

MALISE RUTHVEN is a contributor to The New York Review of Books and the author of Islam: A Very Short Introduction, Islam in the World: The Divine Supermarket (a study of Christian fundamentalism), A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, A Satanic Affair: Salman Rushdie and the Wrath of Islam, and several other books. His latest book is Encounters with Islam: On Religion, Politics and Modernity.


November 10: Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (ret.)

Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (ret.) will speak to the class about counter-terrorism and technology with special focus on hijackings and the use of an airplane as a weapon.

GUERMANTAS LAILARI is a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) defense contractor specializing in the provision of support for Research & Development in irregular warfare. He is a former US Air Force officer working in counterterrorism and irregular warfare. He has lived and served for nine years in the Middle East and North Africa, and for another six years in Europe. He directed training and courses at the US Air Force Special Operations School and served as a US Air Force Attaché in the Middle East. Lailari holds advanced degrees in International Relations and Strategic Intelligence, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in public policy at George Mason University. He was written on the modeling of terrorism and counter-terrorism and on the Israeli-Hezbollah War and is contributing author of chapters to Influence Warfare: How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas, edited by James J. F. Forest (Praeger 2009) and Hybrid Warfare and Transnational Threats, edited by William Natter et al. (CENSA 2011).



About the course:

Terrorism is defined as violent acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public (1994 UN General Assembly Resolution 49/60). Islamist extremism has emerged over the past decades as the deadliest of all modern terrorist movements. Al Qaeda’s attacks against US targets on September 11, 2001, marked a turning point in American history. Nearly 3,000 people died that day. The fight against Al Qaeda motivated two wars: the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in cooperation with NATO allies and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Since then, 7,000 US and NATO soldiers and an unknown number of civilians have died as casualties of war against Al Qaeda and allies. “Homegrown” terrorism linked to Al Qaeda continues to present a threat here at home and in Europe, and has stirred a backlash against Muslims.