In the decade since the attacks on September 11, 2001, the American people have become far more aware of the existence of international terrorism and the threats it poses to the United States and other nations. The CIR lecture series for Spring 2011 is designed to shed light on how terrorism has developed in the past decade and how military, diplomatic, and psychological strategies for dealing with it have evolved and should continue to evolve.
Speaker: Paul R. Pillar
Location: The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly College of Santa Fe), 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Cost: $15 CIR Members
$20 Non-members & Guests
The opening lecture will define terrorism and explore trends in the ways and means of terrorist activity since 9/11 in various settings and the ultimate nature of the threat and its implications.
Dr. Pillar earned his doctorate at Princeton University and was associated with the CIA for more than two decades. In 1993, he became the chief of analysis for the Agency’s Counterterrorist Center, a position he held for six years. Currently, he is a visiting professor and Director of Studies for the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.