American Forum - Face to Face with Osama bin Laden
September 12, 2008
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)
Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist, and produced the first television interview with Osama bin Laden for CNN, where he has been a terrorism and national security analyst. He has traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to report on al Qaeda. He is a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a research fellow at New York University's Center on Law and Security. Bergen has written for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He has also worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Television and Discovery Television, and is on the editorial board of the scholarly journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Bergen's books include Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World on Bin Laden (Free Press, 2001) and The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader(Free Press, 2006), both of which were made into documentaries for National Geographic Television and CNN.