The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) hosts critical forums with renowned experts, senior government officials, and foreign dignitaries that address the most salient issues surrounding counterterrorism and global security today. These quarterly symposiums have engaged more than 50,000 people.

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Videos of the CELL’s past events may be viewed by clicking HERE

Most Recent Event

Confronting Hate & Violent Extremism in the U.S.

Feb. 13, 2020 – This critical forum explored the rising extremism threat facing our nation and the efforts of the U.S. government and other organizations to combat it and prevent future acts of violence.


  • Jason R. Dunn, U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado
  • Elizabeth Neumann, Asst. Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security Policy, Dept. of Homeland Security
  • George Selim, Senior Vice President of Programs, Anti-Defamation League
  • Christian Picciolini, Former Violent Extremist and Leader in Extremism Disengagement.

Colorado Remembers 9/11

September 11, 2019 — The event explored the most pressing national security issues facing the U.S., including North Korea, Iran and global terrorism. A remembrance ceremony honored lives lost on September 11, 2001, as well as subsequent terrorist attacks. Governor Jared Polis, Attorney General Phil Weiser, and Mayor Michael B. Hancock hosted at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The forum featured General Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan & Leader of Joint Special Operations Command; The Honorable Ed Royce, Former U.S. Congressman & Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Ambassador Christopher Hill, Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and the Republic of Korea & Chief Global Advisor at the University of Denver; and Tom Sanderson, Co-Founder of the Transnational Threats Project at CSIS