The Center on Law and Security (CLS) at New York University’s School of Law will host an open panel discussion on suicide bombing. CLS is a nonpartisan research and policy institute that is committed to examining the legal dimensions of counterterrorism and national security in the age of terror. The Center brings together national and international experts including policymakers, law enforcement officials, legal scholars, journalists, and others in an arena that generates local, national, and international awareness of security issues.

  • WHAT: Panel discussion on suicide bombing and Robert Pape’s controversial thesis that Islamic fundamentalism is not the root of suicide bombing in the Middle East. Rather, it’s the US presence in Iraq and elsewhere.
  • WHO:

Robert Pape - Author of Dying to Win, the controversial study of suicide bombers and bombing. He is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. Peter Bergen - Author of The Osama Bin Laden I Know and Holy War Inc. He is a Fellow at the New America Foundation and a CNN terrorism analyst. Stephen Holmes - is the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and a contributor to the recent Making Sense of Suicide Missions. He is a faculty research director at CLS. Farhad Khosrokhavar - Author of Suicide Bombers, Allah’s New Martyrs. He is a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Baltasar Garzón - Author of A World Without Fear and a Distinguished Fellow at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. He is the Spanish judge responsible for the indictments of terrorists involved in the September 11th attack.

  • WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU’s Vanderbilt Hall, room 210, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets, one block east of the West Fourth Subway Station. [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)] Parking is available at Minetta Car Park on West Third Street.

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