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 2, 2014


Morse B -104

Terrorism Studies Club Meeting: Eurasia specialist, Bryan Lee, will be speaking about current events in Russia and Ukraine.

“Why does this always happen to us?  Separatist and Frozen Conflicts in the Post-Soviet space.”

Bryan Lee is a former career Army officer and Eurasian affairs specialist with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of national security assignments. Most recently, he was the Director of the International Counterproliferation Program at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a $12 million program created by Congress to train foreign nations how to address the threat of smuggling of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).Prior to working at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Bryan was a Senior Intelligence Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he led the teams responsible for Russian and Central Asian military affairs.





November 6, 2014


McGowan 102

Terrorism Studies Club Meeting: 'Nationalism versus Islamism in Xinjiang: the Uyghurs of China'

Dr. Tristan Maybry from the Naval Postgraduate School will be speaking about his new book, 'Nationalism, Language and Islam', and the recent events involving the Uyghur population in Xinjiang, China.



Past Speakers

September 11, 2014 Thomas Reidy, Mass murderers: Mental status of suicide bombers and rampage shooters.”
September 9, 2014  Dr. Jeffrey Bale,  “13 Years after 9/11: The Persistence of Western Delusions about Islamist Ideology and Jihadist Terrorism”
September 8, 2014 Mr. Faiysal Alikhan, "Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States Relationships in 2014 and Beyond".
April 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
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