Speaker Series

The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program and the student-run Terrorism Studies Club frequently host speaker events. We invite professionals in fields related to terrorism studies to give lunch-time presentations about their career and work in the field.

Upcoming Speakers

Feb. 04, 2016

12:00-1:50PM McGowan 100 "Second Installment of TSC Counterterrorism Games" Dr. Michael Freeman will be joining us from the Naval Post Graduate School to run a few interactive table top scenarios related to terrorism. FREE PIZZA AND SODA WILL BE SERVED! Bring yourself and a friend! 

Feb, 18, 2016

12:00-1:50PM Casa Fuente 452 TSC's Civil-Military Relations "War Planning" Lecture by Retired Marine Maj. John Duvall Our fellow classmate John Duvall will give the third installment in the Civil-Military Relations Course, "Planning For War: An Introduction." This lecture will present the process by which the U.S. military plans its major military operations and campaigns across the range of military operations. Additionally, Major Duvall will discuss his role as the leader of the operational planning team for the US military's withdrawal from Iraq as directed by President Obama.

Past Speakers

Nov. 13, 2015
TSC Special Event - The Paris Attacks: exploring the triad of refugees, terrorism, and ISIS
Nov. 5, 2015 TSC Civil-Military Relations Series II: The Structure of US Military Command and Control
October 1, 2015 "Counter Threat Finance in Afghanistan, a Case Study of the Taliban and Haqqani Network" 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 Brigadier General (Ret.) 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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