"Al-Qa'ida: Sixteen Years After 9/11 and Beyond"

September 11, 2017

As we marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11, is the worst yet to come? Will al-Qa’ida and its expanding network continue to threaten global security concerns? And what are the prospects of the U.S. and its allies to ultimately defeat al-Qa’ida as well as other terrorist actors, such as Daesh and the Taliban? A panel with extensive government and academic experience considered these issues and provided recommendations for comprehensive response strategies focusing on legal, law enforcement, intelligence, diplomatic, and military measures.

Opening remarks were given by Michael S. Swetnam, CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The panel was moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Speakers included Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann (Ret.), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan and currently President, American Academy of Diplomacy; Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman, former FBI Legal Attaché in the Middle East; Dr. Mir Sadat, Policy Strategist, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy and formerly Professor of National Security and Foreign Policy, National Intelligence University; and Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman, International Law Institute. Closing remarks were provided by General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps as well as Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.



The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

Click here for map  

Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


Follow Us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn  See us on YouTube