Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program

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

October 20, 2015

12:00-1:45PM McGowan 100 "TSC Civil-Military Relations Series: The Theory of War", Maj. John Duvall will be bringing us an abridged version of the Civil Military Affairs course he teaches at NPS.

November 5, 2015

12:00-1:45PM TBA TBA

Past Speakers

October 1, 2015

"Counter Threat Finance in Afghanistan, a Case Study of the Taliban and Haqqani Network" by Matthew Jacobs, NPS. 

Sept. 24, 2015

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Dr. Phil Williams

Dr. Williams has worked extensively on transnational criminal networks, terrorist networks, terrorist finances, and has focused most recently on the rise of drug trafficking violence in Mexico. He has published extensively in the field of international security.

Sept. 10, 2015

"Using Interactive Games to Understand the Complexities of Terrorism", Dr. Michael Freeman will be joining us from the Naval Post Graduate School to run a few interactive table top scenarios related to terrorism.

April 2, 2015

Dr. Mahmood Monshipouri"Protests and Information Politics in the Digital Age."

March 31, 2015

Thomas Reidy, PhD, ABPP, "Supermax Prisons: A New Type of Hell for Terrorists"

This special speaker event will be co-hosted by MonTREP and the TSC.

March 5, 2015

Dr. Michael Freeman, "The Coercion Paradox and Counterterrorism"

Nov. 20, 2014

Russell D. Howard:  “ISIS/ISIL/IS --- Creating Opportunities from Chaos.”

Nov. 6, 2014

Dr. Tristan Maybry'Nationalism versus Islamism in Xinjiang: the Uyghurs of China'

Oct. 2, 2014

Bryan Lee, Director of the Eurasia program at CNS.

Sept. 11, 2014

Thomas Reidy, “Mass murderers: Mental status of suicide bombers and rampage shooters.”

Sept. 9, 2014

 Dr. Jeffrey Bale,  “13 Years after 9/11: The Persistence of Western Delusions about Islamist
Ideology and Jihadist Terrorism”

Sept. 8, 2014

Mr. Faiysal Alikhan, "Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States Relationships in 2014 and

Apr. 17, 2014

Dr. Tristan James Mabry, 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, Naval Postgraduate School

Apr. 3, 2014

Dr. Anna Simons, NPS Defense Analysis Department

Mar. 4, 2014

Navy Captain (Ret.) Paul Shemella

Dec. 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.

Nov. 18, 2013

Kimberly Dozier (Event Photo)

Oct. 18, 2013

Paula Broadwell & Gregory Treverton

Sept. 30, 2013

Dr. Itamara Lochard

Aug. 26, 2013

Brigadier General (Ret.) Russell D. Howard

Apr. 15, 2013

Andrea Walther & Skye Perske

Feb. 25, 2013

Seth Whitfield

Jan. 14, 2013

Major General Charles Hooper

Nov. 26 2012

Kimberly Dozier

Nov. 19, 2012

Dr. Joe Felter

Oct. 29, 2012

Dr. Michele Malvesti

Oct. 2, 2012

Brigadier General (Ret.) Russell D. Howard


The speaker series is intended primarily for the 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

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