Virtual Event | The War on Terror at Twenty: Assessing Lessons Learned from the American and British Experiences

Event Details

End: September 17, 2021

A Virtual Conference on September 17th, 2021, from 9AM-1PM EST

9AM EST-10AM EST: Panel on US Experience

10AM EST-12PM EST: Panel on British Experience

12PM-1PM EST: Way Forward for US and UK

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How did the US and UK governments respond in the days, weeks, and years following the major terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and 7/7 2005? What have both countries learned about dealing with the threat of terrorism?


Panels of American and British former leaders will examine these questions.




Former Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair

Former Chief of the British Intelligence Service Sir John Scarlett 


Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence John McLaughlin

Former Security and Intelligence Coordinator and Director of GCHQ Sir David Omand


Ambassador James Dobbins


Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Lord Alex Carlile


Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author Lawrence Wright


Former Home Secretary Lord David Blunkett 



Former Director General UK Security Service Lord Jonathan Evans


Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Institute for Arts and Humanities and the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense