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The Umstead Hotel & Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive

Cary, NC 27513

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September 12, 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Terrorism and National Security

What threats are we facing? How do we talk about terrorism and national secuirty in a way that accurately reflects the beliefs of the perpetrators, explains why they attack and avoids conflating the religion of Islam with the ideology of al-Qaeda extremism? David Schanzer has answers to these questions and more. From the politics of Guantanamo and the ethics of enhanced interrogation, to the nuanced use of terms such as “jihad” and “radical Islam,” Schanzer tackles some of the most controversial and thought-provoking topics in domestic and foreign policy, national security, and strategic thinking.

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David Schanzer, J.D.. - Associate Professor
Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

David Schanzer is an associate professor of the practice at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy University and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a research consortium between Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International. In these capacities, he teaches courses, conducts research and engages in public dialogue on counterterrorism strategy, counterterrorism law and homeland security.

Schanzer is the lead author of a widely cited National Institute of Justice study on domestic radicalization – “Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim Americans” (2010) – and a report on “Improving Strategic Risk Management at the Department of Homeland Security,” published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He is a member of the Countering Violent Extremism Leadership Forum and has been a Research Fellow for the National Intelligence Council.

Prior to his academic appointments, Schanzer was the Democratic staff director for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005. He previously served as the legislative director for Sen. Jean Carnahan (2001-2002), counsel to Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (1996-1998), and counsel to Sen. William S. Cohen (1994-1996).

His positions in the executive branch include special counsel, Office of General Counsel, Department of Defense (1998-2001) and trial attorney, United States Department of Justice (1992-94). Schanzer was a clerk for U.S. District Judge Norma L. Shapiro and in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States.

Schanzer is a graduate of Harvard College where he received an A.B. cum laude in government in 1985 and of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review from 1987-1989. Schanzer has appeared on international, national and local radio and television discussing terrorism and homeland security and is the author of more than 40 op-ed articles on these subjects that have appeared in newspapers around the country and on-line.

David Schanzer hosts a weekly podcast about Security Issues called On Security.

No media or recording devices are permitted at NACEO meetings

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The Umstead Hotel & Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive

Cary, NC 27513

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The National Association of Chief Executive Officers (NACEO) is a nationwide membership organization composed of regional chapters. Membership is by invitation only and is reserved for select senior-level executives who meet organizational standards and requirements. Non-members may attend only one meeting per year and must meet membership requirements as listed here: www.naceos.com/MembershipRequirements.aspx

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