Note: The below event was hosted by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law on March 4, 2021. Please find more information here.
As part of a joint project on "Recrudescence: The 3rd Wave of Terrorism," this panel will aim to discuss the new dimensions of terrorism in the Middle East, the novel challenges posed by today’s evolving context, and the options available to the United States in terms of strategies, partners, and overall goals.
Richard A. Clarke is CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management, which advises companies and governments on cyber security. He served for thirty years in the United States Government, including an unprecedented ten continuous years as a White House official, serving three consecutive Presidents. In the White House he was Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, and National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism. His latest book, co-authored with Robert Knake, is The Fifth Domain; Defending our Country, our Corporations and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats (2019). Clarke hosts The Future State podcast, a weekly series where leading experts discuss topics at the intersection of technology, politics, and national security.
General Votel is President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) – a national, nonprofit comprised of senior business and industry executives who volunteer their time and expertise to assist the U.S. national security community. General Votel joined BENS in January 2020 following a 39-year military career where he commanded special operations and conventional forces at every level, last serving as the Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). Before that, Votel served as the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and the Joint Special Operations Command. He is a Strategic Advisor for Sierra Nevada Corporation as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Noblis Corporation. Votel is a Senior Fellow at West Point's Combatting Terrorism Center, a Distinguished Fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC and a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow emerita at CISAC and FSI. She taught at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, from 1974 to 2007. She has published extensively on the subject of terrorism. In 2011 Routledge published Explaining Terrorism, a collection of her previously published work. A book co-authored with Gary LaFree titled Countering Terrorism was published by the Brookings Institution Press in 2017. She served on the Executive Board of Women in International Security and is a former President and Councilor of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). In 2005-2006 she was a Guggenheim Fellow. She was a lead investigator with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland from 2005 to 2017. She recently authored a report for the U.S. Institute of Peace, “Rethinking Transnational Terrorism: An Integrated Approach.”
Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, an International Studies Fellow at New America, and a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author most recently of Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State (Crown, 2016). Greenberg is the host of "Vital Interests Podcast," and the editor-in-chief of three on-line publications: The CNS/Soufan Group Morning Brief (2007-present), the CNS/Aon Cyber Brief (2011-present), and Vital Interests Online Forum (2019-present).