GTTAC Speaker Series: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Somalia – featuring Daisy Muibu

On March 11th, I had the wonderful opportunity of hosting our latest GTTAC Speaker Series event, this time featuring Daisy Muibu from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). Daisy gave an in-depth view of terrorism and counterterrorism in Somalia, which has faced an ever-evolving state of conflict for nearly 30 years. You can view this […]

GTTAC Speaker Series: Russ Travers

This week, in our first Speaker Series event of 2021, we kicked the year off by hosting Russ Travers, former acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, who spoke on the topic: “A Practitioner’s Perspective on the State of the Terrorist Threat.” With Mr. Travers’ extensive experience, he gave fantastic feedback on the present state […]

GTTAC Speaker Series: “Breaking the ISIS Brand” featuring Anne Speckhard

The Global Terrorism Trends and Analysis Center on Nov. 6 hosted its third Speaker Series event, featuring Anne Speckhard (pictured below, at left), who discussed her research while interviewing hundreds of ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria, as well as other terrorists across the world. Dr. Speckhard described some of her findings, particularly with what […]

GTTAC Speaker Series: Jacob Zenn

The Global Terrorism Trends and Analysis Center on Oct. 22 hosted its second Speaker Series event, featuring Jacob Zenn (pictured below, at left), who discussed Boko Haram and other jihadist movements in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Zenn described the origins of Boko Haram in Nigeria and its roots in al-Qa’ida. He also laid out several differences […]