BOSTON– LAWFUEL – Legal Announcements –Even in the grips of a financial crisis, terrorism and national security rank consistently among American voters’ top concerns. On Oct. 15, 16 and 20, King’s College London, one the top 25 universities in the world, will host a series of panel debates addressing what’s ahead for American foreign policy, the War on Terror, and the future of both under a McCain or Obama administration.
The debates, which will take place in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., will offer unique international perspectives on the War on Terror from renowned scholars, military personnel and civilian security professionals.
“With the economic situation and a new U.S. president on the horizon, the future of the War on Terror is uncertain,” said Sir Lawrence Freedman, author and professor of war studies and vice-principal at King’s College London. “We’ll be discussing the many angles that impact the war from the outside, as well as how those changes will affect the global community.”
The panel debate series occurs around the time of the final presidential debate, with the debate commencing just after the New York panel on Oct. 15. The panelists will incorporate issues from the presidential debates into their discussions, offering an exclusive opportunity to hear expert analysis of controversial campaign issues like homeland security and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
Chaired by Martin Bashir, ABC Nightline Anchor and 20/20 correspondent, the debates will be by moderated by Dr. Peter Neumann, director of International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR) at King’s College London. Featured panel experts include: Peter Bergen, CNN chief terrorism analyst; Brig. Gen. (ret.) Russell Howard, faculty associate for Asian security and international terrorism at the University of Montana; and Richard Falkenrath, former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush.
The debates and alumni receptions will be taking place as follows:
What: “The US Presidential Elections: Any Future for the War on Terror?”
When: October 15, 16, 20 at 6:00 PM EDT
Union League Club
38 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016
MIT Faculty Club
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
1775 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20036
For more information please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/alumni.
About King’s College London
King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher 2007) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King’s has 19,700 students from more than 140 countries, and 5,400 employees. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings and has an annual income of approximately £400 million. An investment of £500 million has been made in the redevelopment of its estate.
King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.