American Forum - CANCELLED: The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al Qaeda
May 15, 2011
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
CANCELLED. (To be rescheduled in the Fall.) PETER BERGEN 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, D.C., an adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, 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” and “The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader,” both of which were made into documentaries for National Geographic Television and CNN. A book signing will follow his Forum.