Video On Demand

The Roles of Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism

April 19, 2012 • 1:30 – 4:00 pm EDT

Women In International Security (WIIS) and The U.S. State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism
invite you to a special discussion on
The Roles of Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
with keynote remarks by
Ambassador Daniel Benjamin
Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State


Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State
Please join us to listen to a panel of experts who will discuss both the evolving role of women in terrorist organizations, as well as the opportunities for women to counter terrorism.  The panel will then be followed by Ambassadors Melanne Verveer and Daniel Benjamin who will offer remarks on the issue.

9:30am-11am: Expert Panel including the following speakers:

Introduction by Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program; CSIS

- Heidi Panetta, Terrorist Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; U.S. State Department
- Claire Russo, Council on Foreign Relations International Relations Fellow; former intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps
- Miki Jacevic, Chief Training Officer at the Institute for Inclusive Security
- Jayne Huckerby, Author of “A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counterterrorism”
- Moderator: Anne Witkowsky, Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security and Multilateral Affairs in the Bureau of Counterterrorism; U.S. State Department

11:00am: Break/Networking

11:20am-12pm: Keynote Speeches

Introduction by Jolynn Shoemaker, Director of WIIS; CSIS
- Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; U.S. State Department
- Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism; U.S. State Department