Speaker Series

The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program and the student-run Terrorism Studies Club jointly host a brown-bag lunch speaker series. This series invites professionals in fields related to terrorism studies to give hour-long lunch-time presentations about their career and work in the field.

Upcoming Speakers

April 17, 2014,

12pm - 1:30pm

Morse B105

Dr. Tristan James Mabry is the founding Executive Director of the Joint Foreign Area Officer Program and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs, School of International Graduate Studies, at the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Mabry is a specialist in the comparative politics of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and identity politics across Eurasia. His current research addressees the intersection of ethnicity and Islam, particularly in the cases of separatist movements found across the Muslim world, from the Middle East to Central, South, and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Mabry holds four degrees in political science from three different countries. He received his B.A. in Canada from McGill University; his M.Sc. (with Distinction) in the United Kingdom from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and his M.A. and Ph.D. in the United States from the University of Pennsylvania. His international experience includes more than seven years of study abroad - in Honduras, China, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Egypt - and travel to more than forty countries.

Charlie Thorson, an NPTS student, will be presenting his honors thesis for 15-20 minutes prior to Dr. Tristan Mabry. Charlie will be presenting the work he as done so far on his thesis that explores the relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood and jihadist groups in the Sinai Peninsula. Using public statements and various open source materials, Charlie will speak briefly about his examination of the relationship in the context of the Mohamed Morsi presidency and to an extent after the June 30th coup in Egypt.

Past Speakers

April 3, 2014 Dr. Anna Simons, NPS Defense Analysis Department
March 27, 2014 Navy Captain (Ret.) Paul Shemella
March 4, 2014 Dr. Hy Rothstein
December 2, 2013 International terrorism expert and the head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, will be guest speaking.
November 18, 2013 Kimberly Dozier (Event Photo)
October 18, 2013 Paula Broadwell & Gregory Treverton
September 30, 2013 Dr. Itamara Lochard
August 26, 2013 Brigadier General (Ret.) Russell D. Howard
April 15, 2013 Andrea Walther & Skye Perske
February 25, 2013 Seth Whitfield
January 14, 2013 Major General Charles Hooper
November 26, 2012 Kimberly Dozier
November 19, 2012 Dr. Joe Felter
October 29, 2012 Dr. Michele Malvesti
October 2, 2012 Brigadier General (Ret.) Russell D. Howard


The speaker series is intended primarily for Monterey Institute students and can only be attended by RSVP-ing to the Terrorism Studies Club. If you are interested in joining the club, please email montrep@miis.edu.