Renowned Experts and Scholars to Debate War on Terror and Its Future Under a New...

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Renowned Experts and Scholars to Debate War on Terror and Its Future Under a New Presidential Administration

    King's College London Hosts Series of Panel Debates to Address
               U.S. Policy and Domestic Security Issues
BOSTON--(Business Wire)--
On October 15, 16 and 20, King's College London, one of the top 25
universities in the world, will be hosting a series of panel debates
and alumni receptions that will address the 'War on Terror' and its
future under a new presidential administration. The debates, which
will take place in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C., will offer
unique international perspectives on the 'War on Terror' from renowned
scholars, military personnel and civilian security professionals, some
of whom have served as security advisers to the U.S. president and
prime minister of the United Kingdom.

   Amidst the upcoming presidential election, the 'War on Terror'
continues to be amplified by both presidential nominees as a serious
item on their political agendas. Following the attacks on the World
Trade Center seven years ago, the 'War on Terror' continues to dictate
decisions made by the U.S. on evolving, unpredictable and increasingly
complex geopolitical issues.

   Chaired by Martin Bashir, ABC 'Nightline' Anchor and 20/20
correspondent, the debates will be by moderated by Dr. Peter Neumann,
director of International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and
Political Violence (ICSR) at King's College London. Featured panel
experts include: Sir Lawrence Freedman, author and professor of war
studies and vice-principal at King's College London; Peter Bergen, CNN
chief terrorism analyst; Brigadier General Russell Howard, director of
The Jensen Center for counter-terrorism studies at the Fletcher School
at Tufts University; and Richard Falkenrath, former homeland security
adviser to President George W. Bush.

   The debates and alumni receptions will be taking place as follows:

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What:     "The US Presidential Elections: Any Future for the War on
           Terror?"

When:     October 15, 16, 20 at 6:00 PM EDT

Where:    Union League Club
          38 East 37th Street
          New York, NY 10016

          MIT Faculty Club
          50 Memorial Drive
          Cambridge, MA 02139

          Brookings Institution
          1775 Massachusetts Avenue
          Washington, D.C. 20036
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   For more information please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/alumni. Please
register by October 1st.

   About King's College London

   King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the
world (Times Higher 2007) and the fourth oldest in England. A
research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has
19,700 students from more than 140 countries, and 5,400 employees.
King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class
teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top group of
UK universities for research earnings and has an annual income of
approximately GBP 400 million. An investment of GBP 500 million has
been made in the redevelopment of its estate.

   King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the
humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural
sciences and engineering, and has played a major role in many of the
advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the
structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of
healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical
Research Council Centres - more than any other university.

King's College London
Christopher Coe, +44 (0)20 7848 3388
christopher.coe@kcl.ac.uk
or
Tamar Kanarian, 781-487-4628
tkanarian@racepointgroup.com

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