War on Terror: The Endless Offensive?

February 28, 2004


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Jack Blum
Partner, Lobel, Novins & Lamont, Washington, DC law firm; former Investigative Attorney, U.S. Senate where he was involved in a number of well known investigations, including BCCI, General Noriega's drug trafficking, and Lockheed Aircraft's overseas bribes; former Consultant, United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations; former Consultant, United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention; some of his recent presentations and testimony include: "Controlling Corruption: The International Dimension" and "The Rule of Law and the Control of International Organized Crime;" Served as chair of the experts group on international asset recovery which was convened by the United Nations Cantre for Drug Control and Crime Prevention; author of Covert Operations: The Blowback Problem

John Cooley
Former Correspondent, ABC News; Recipient, George Polk Memorial Award for "distinguished career achievement in international reporting"; Author, Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism; Payback: America's Long War in the Middle East; and Libyan Sandstorm: Qaddafi's Revolution

Stanley Heginbotham
Former Chief of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division and Senior Specialist in American Foreign Policy, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; former Deputy Director, International Affairs Program, Ford Foundation; former Vice President, Social Science Research Council; Senior Consultant, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans; Author, "Conversation with a Patriot: What To Do about Iraq?"

Gwyn Prins
Coauthor, Understanding Unilateralism in American Foreign Relations; author, The Heart of War: On Power, Conflict and Obligation in the 21st Century; former Senior Fellow, Office of the Special Adviser on Central and Eastern European Affairs, office of the Secretary General, NATO; Alliance Research Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Columbia University

Jonathan Schell
Harold Willens Peace Fellow, The Nation Institute; Fellow, Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University; Author, The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People; his reflective work on the nuclear question, The Fate of the Earth, was hailed by The New York Times as "an event of profound historical moment"

Steven Van Evera
Professor of Political Science, MIT; Author, Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict, "Strategy for the Terror War", "Ideas Have Consequences: American Beliefs on the Causes of War", and "Why They Fight: Hypotheses on the Causes of Contemporary Deadly Conflict"; former Managing Editor, International Security

Elizabeth Haddad and Lisa Senecal
EPIIC Colloquium