EVENTS

Upcoming Events
Global Security Forum
October 15-16, 2019 | Doha, Qatar

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2019 Global Security Forum, to take place from 15-16 October in Doha, Qatar. This year the conference will explore the security challenges posed by the proliferation of modern disinformation and the serious implications this has in an increasingly interconnected world …

Recent Events
The Global Rise of White Supremacy Extremism: Understanding the Threat and Applying Policy Solutions
September 26, 2019 | New York, New York
On Thursday, September 26, The Soufan Center Salon Series will present a discussion on “The Global Rise of White Supremacy Extremism: Understanding the Threat and Applying Policy Solutions.” This special edition of the Soufan Center Salon Series will feature Ali Soufan, Founder of the Soufan Center, and counterterrorism experts Colin Clarke, Jason Blazakis, and Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss …
Homeland Security Committee Hearing ‘Global Terrorism: Threats to the Homeland, Part I’
September 10, 2019 | Washington D.C.
Ali Soufan, Founder of The Soufan Center, joined national security experts at a hearing on Capitol Hill warning that the United States homeland faces a complex threat landscape of both foreign terrorist threats as well as a growing threat of domestic terrorism. Mr. Soufan spoke at a U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on ‘Global Terrorism: Threats to the Homeland, Part. I’ on September 10, 2019 …
Open Letter from National Security Professionals to Western Governments:
Unless We Act Now, the Islamic State Will Rise Again
September 11, 2019 | New York, New York
We, the undersigned, have devoted decades to the fight against terrorism. We have lost colleagues and friends. We have borne witness to the violent rise of al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS …
GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum: Navigating through Disruption
June 06-08, 2019 | Bratislava, Slovak Republic
The Soufan Center participated in the ‘GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum: Navigating through Disruption,’ which took place from June 6-8, 2019, in Bratislava, Slovak Republic …
Screening: ‘ISIS, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of Mosul’ with Francesca Mannocchi
April 23, 2019 | New York, NY
A screening and discussion will be presented by Francesca Mannocchi of her film ISIS, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of Mosul, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2018 …
Terrorism in Southeast Asia: A Current State of Affairs

April 16, 2019 | New York, NY
The Salon Series, a collaborative event series between The Soufan Center and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, hosted an intimate roundtable event featuring renowned terrorism expert Sidney Jones entitled: “Terrorism in Southeast Asia: A Current State of Affairs …”
Terrorism Threats and the New Geopolitical Landscapes
April 04, 2019 2019 MiliPol Asia-Pacific Conference, Singapore
As closing keynote speaker at the MiliPol Asia-Pacific 2019 Conference, Ali Soufan will dissect the nature of the current threat posed by the global Salafi-jihadi movement and examine the changing geopolitical landscapes across the world …
A Discussion on the Middle East Today’s Challenges
March 05, 2019 Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY
Ali Soufan with John O. Brennan, former Director CIA, CNS Distinguished Fellow for Global Security join a conversation to discuss wide ranging topics from the conflict in Syria, to the crisis in Yemen, to relations in the Gulf …
U.S. Strategy and Response in the Face of Global Terror
February 14, 2019 | Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Ali Soufan will be speaking at the MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA 64) on “U.S. Strategy and Response in the Face of Global Terror …”
Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State
February 12, 2019 | Dallas, Texas
To defeat today’s terrorists, we must work to understand their worldview, motivations, and ideology. In this conversation with Idean Salehyan, Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas …
Ali Soufan Speaking on Terrorism at Sixth Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
January 30 – February 1, 2019 | Palm Springs, California
At the three-day event Ali Soufan will join 43 authors at the sixth annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to discuss his latest book, Anatomy of Terror, and examine today’s terrorism threat …
Exploring Permanent Conflicts Across the MENA Region: How Violent Extremist Groups Exacerbate this Trend
January 16, 2019 | London, United Kingdom
The Salon Series, a collaborative event series between The Soufan Center and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will host an intimate roundtable event featuring renowned terrorism expert Richard Barrett …
Lawmakers & Advocates Gather to Honor Jamal Khashoggi on 100-Day Anniversary of his Death
January 10, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

Members of Congress, nonprofit and journalistic organizations, along with friends of Jamal Khashoggi unite to honor his memory and to stand up for press freedom around the world …

Special Meeting of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee
December 13, 2018 | New York, NY
Taking place at United Nations Headquarters on 13 December 2018, a Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on “Security Council Resolution 2396 (2017): Review of the Madrid Guiding Principles”  …
Roundtable Discussion at the European Parliament on ‘How to Effectively Fight Terrorist Threats’
December 06, 2018 | European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
Meredith Stricker, Executive Director of The Soufan Center, participated in a roundtable discussion at the European Parliament on ‘How to Effectively Fight Terrorist Threats’ hosted by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ramona M?nescu and in support of the release of the 2018 Global Terrorism Index …
‘Assessing the Impact of Twitter on Democracy’ at Chicago Ideas
October 17, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois 
Meredith Stricker, Executive Director of The Soufan Center, spoke at Chicago Ideas on the impact that Twitter has had on reshaping our world. Together with Fran Townsend, former staffer to President George W. Bush, Ms. Stricker took part in a lively discussion that touched upon U.S. foreign policy and free speech in the era of social media.
‘Have We Made Any Strides In The War On Global Terror?’ at Chicago Ideas

October 17, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois 
Meredith Stricker, Executive Director of The Soufan Center, moderated a panel discussion at Chicago Ideas covering the increasingly-complicated information age U.S. national security must navigate …
Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State
June 7, 2018 | London, United Kingdom
On Thursday the 7th June The Henry Jackson Society was delighted to host Ali Soufan for a discussion on the topic of his newest book The Anatomy of Terror.  The book explores the particular brand of jihadi terrorism associated with Bin Laden …
“The Looming Tower” Preview and Conversation Held at the LBJ Presidential Library

February 27, 2018 | Austin, Texas
Ali Soufan, Founder of The Soufan Center, participated in the preview screening and a conversation on Hulu’s new limited drama series The Looming Tower. Together with Michael Stuhlbarg, an actor from the series, and Lawrence Wright, author and executive producer of The Looming Tower …
The Washington Post Live: Discussion with Stars and Producers of the Hulu Original Series, ‘The Looming Tower’

February 13, 2018 | Washington D.C., United States
Organized by The Washington Post, Ali Soufan, Founder of The Soufan Center, participated in a preview screening and discussion with the actors and producers of Hulu’s new limited drama series The Looming Tower. As one of the principal characters in the story based on Lawrence Wright’s book The Looming Tower …
Open Meeting of the Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with its Global Research Network Partners on Recent Trends in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
November 16, 2017 | United Nations, New York, New York
Ali Soufan, Founder of The Soufan Center, participated in the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTED) Chair open meeting on recent trends in terrorism and counter-terrorism …
The Soufan Center – Centre on Religion & Geopolitics
March 6, 2017 | New York, NY
Conversation between Ali Soufan and Ed Husain on what to look out for in 2017 when it comes to security, global terrorism, and extremism.
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