Can We Defeat ISIS?

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), The Denver Post, and The University of Denver will be hosting a timely forum, Can We Defeat ISIS?, on Wednesday, February 17th at 7PM at The Newman Center.




Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Gates Concert Hall, The Newman Center, University of Denver

Tickets: For a limited time only presale tickets will be selling for $25! To purchase tickets, click on the "Buy Ticket" icon above or CLICK HERE

Questions? Call 303-844-4000 x 4


Featured Panelists:

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U.S Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Gardner has challenged President Obama to adopt a more robust military strategy to defeat ISIS, and has been a vocal proponent of America’s global engagement since his election in 2014. He serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy.
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Graeme Wood, Contributing Editor at The Atlantic

Wood is the author of the March, 2015 Atlantic cover story “What ISIS Really Wants”, which has become the most-read article in the magazine’s history. Wood is the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has written for The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has appeared on CNN, the BBC, ABC, NBC, Al Jazeera, CBC, and other networks.
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Michael Flynn, Fmr. Dir. of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) is a 33-year Army veteran. As former director of DIA, Flynn oversaw the main foreign military espionage organization in the U.S. Flynn pushed for greater intelligence sharing, strengthening the cooperation between the Army, the FBI, and the CIA. Flynn was a key player in our efforts to dismantle insurgent networks in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has served as Director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command and Senior Intelligence Advisor for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


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Samuel J. Rascoff, Professor of Law at New York University School of Law

Rascoff is an expert in national security law, and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2009. Prior to joining NYU, he served on the New York City Police Department, where, as director of intelligence analysis, he created and led a team responsible for assessing the terrorist threat to the city.