American University Experts Comment on Attempted Terrorist Attack in NYC

WHAT: American University experts are available for discussion and analysis of today’s attempted terrorist attack in New York City and broader U.S. national security issues.

WHEN: December 11, 2017 - ongoing

WHERE: Via telephone, Skype, email, in-studio, or at American University

Available experts: 

Tricia Bacon, School of Public Affairs assistant professor, specializes in terrorism, particularly Al-Qaida, the Islamic State, Lashar-e-Tayyiba, al-Shabaab, and other jihadist groups, counterterrorism policy and tactics, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and East Africa. Bacon worked in counter terrorism for more than 10 years at the State Department.

Stephen Tankel is an assistant professor in the School of International Service and a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Prof. Tankel specializes in terrorism and counterterrorism with a special focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, including Afghanistan. He frequently advises the government and law enforcement agencies on terrorism-related issues. Prof. Tankel is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and is a senior editor of the web magazine War on the Rocks.

Joe Young, School of International Service and School of Public Affairs associate professor, is an expert in cross-national causes and consequences of political violence and extremism. Prof. Young is available to discuss ISIS; threat of domestic extremism; domestic surveillance and homeland security. Available by Skype or phone.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 130 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world. 

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