Upcoming Events
A Discussion on the Middle East Today’s Challenges
March 5th, 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.
Recent Events
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.” Other speakers will include Andrew H. J. Card Jr., Former Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, and Lt. Gen. Marshall “Brad” Webb, USAF, Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command. MSC SCONA is an annual conference that brings together delegates from universities across the nation and the world.
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 will dissect contemporary jihadi terrorism from the death of Bin Laden to the rise, fall of the Islamic State, and discuss what is likely to come next.
Ali Soufan Speaking on Terrorism at Sixth Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
January 30 to 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. On the morning of January 30, Ali Soufan will talk about his latest book, Anatomy of Terror, and share his knowledge of the inner workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and their spawn, and reveal how the spread of terror can be stopped. After bin Laden was killed al-Qaeda was no longer just an organization but a potent message spreading across the world.
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 entitled: “Exploring permanent conflicts across the MENA region: How violent extremist groups exacerbate this trend.”
Lawmakers & Advocates Gather to Honor Jamal Khashoggi on 100-Day Anniversary of his Death
January 10, 2019 | Washington, D.C., United States

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” took place with Member
and Observer States, members of the media, United Nations staff, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, and specialized agencies, as well as invited guests from outside the UN community.
Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State
7 June, 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, and details its various developments, the rise of offshoot organizations, and its enduring appeal today.
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.