Lessons in Fighting Terrorism: American and Japanese Perspectives
6:30 – 8 pm
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Japan and the United States have both suffered major terrorist attacks–Japan with the 1995 sarin gas subway poisonings in Tokyo, the U.S. with the September 11 assault on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia. What lessons in detection, prevention and response can be drawn from these horrific events? How serious is the threat of future attacks and how is the “War on Terrorism” likely to impact domestic and foreign policy in both Japan and the United States? A panel of terrorism experts discusses these and other key issues.
Raisuke Miyawaki, former Director of Japan’s National Police Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division.
J. Bowyer Bell, Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Jerry Hauer, Managing Director, Kroll Associates and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Health for National Security
Robert J. Lifton, Director of the Program on Violence and Reconciliation of the Cambridge Health Alliance; Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Kennedy School.
Calvin Sims, Edward R. Murrow Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
- Wednesday, November 7, 2001
- 6:30 pm