The Roles of Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  • Thursday, Apr 19, 2012
  • Women In International Security (WIIS) and The U.S. State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism
    invite you to a special discussion on
    The Roles of Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
    with keynote remarks by
    Ambassador Daniel Benjamin
    Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State


    Ambassador Melanne Verveer
    Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State
    Please join us to listen to a panel of experts who will discuss both the evolving role of women in terrorist organizations, as well as the opportunities for women to counter terrorism.  The panel will then be followed by Ambassadors Melanne Verveer and Daniel Benjamin who will offer remarks on the issue.

    9:30am-11am: Expert Panel including the following speakers:

    Introduction by Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program; CSIS

    - Heidi Panetta, Terrorist Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; U.S. State Department
    - Claire Russo, Council on Foreign Relations International Relations Fellow; former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps
    - Miki Jacevic, Chief Training Officer at the Institute for Inclusive Security
    - Jayne Huckerby, Author of “A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counterterrorism”
    - Moderator: Anne Witkowsky, Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security and Multilateral Affairs in the Bureau of Counterterrorism; U.S. State Department

    11:00am: Break/Networking

    11:20am-12pm: Keynote Speeches

    Introduction by Jolynn Shoemaker, Director of WIIS; CSIS
    - Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; U.S. State Department
    - Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism; U.S. State Department
    Please, RSVP HERE