On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, what should our students know about the events of that tragic day, and what are they to make of the demise of Osama bin Laden, the rise of home-grown terrorist threats in the United States, and the emergence of Al Qaeda “franchises” in Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere?
The sessions features interviews with FPRI scholars —
Lawrence Husick is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism where he concentrates on the study of terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies, with a particular focus on technology leverage as a defining characteristic of the modern terrorist. He is also co-director of the FPRI Wachman Center’s Program on Teaching Innovation and an adjunct professor in the Organizational Dynamics Master’s Program of the University of Pennsylvania and at the Whiting Graduate School of Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University. His computer-related experience includes his work as co-founder and principal system architect of Infonautics Corporation (now HighBeam Research), which offers the Electric Library and Encyclopedia.com on the World Wide Web, for which he has been awarded five U.S. patents.
Jan Ting is a professor of law at Temple University, where he teaches courses on national security, taxation, and immigration law, and has published articles in those areas. He has commentary or appeared in various media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, PBS Newshour, ABC Nightline, and the NBC Today Show, Dateline, and Evening News programs. He has also testified before Congress and the 9/11 Comission. Professor Ting is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Center for Immigration Studies, and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Edward Turzanski is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He served with the U.S. Government in the field of intelligence (Soviet, Eastern European, Central Asian and Middle East Affairs) throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. Mr. Turzanski is the National Security and Intelligence Analyst for Comcast’s CN-8 Channel; and he has appeared on numerous national television and radio stations including Fox News Network, CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio in Wisconsin and New Hampshire, Canadian Broadcast Corporation news, Turkish National Television from Istanbul, South African National radio, Australian National Radio, WLS in Chicago, KAIRO in Seattle, and KERN in Bakersfield, California. In additional to his academic positions, Mr. Turzanski is the Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations at La Salle University.
Moderated by Alan Luxenberg, Founder and Director of FPRI’s Wachman Center, which is devoted to fostering civic and international literacy in the community and in the classroom.