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From al-Shabaab to al-Nusra: How Westerners Joining Terror Groups Overseas Affect the Homeland

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Time: 02:00 PM Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building Issue: Counterterrorism


  • Professor Michael Scheuer, Adjunct Professor,Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Specialist in African Affairs, Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress
  • Mr. Brett Lovegrove, Chief Executive, City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN)
  • Mr. Richard Stanek, Sheriff, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Mr. Richard Mellor, Vice President, Loss Prevention, National Retail Federation
  • Ms. Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Acting Director, Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies



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