2008 – Mr. Michael Scheuer

Mr. Michael Scheuer

Date Lecture
Thursday, March 13 2008 “America’s Global War on Terrorism: The Price of Distorting and Misunderstanding the Enemy”

New York Times and Washington Post bestselling author Michael Scheuer is the former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit. He resigned from CIA in November 2004 after nearly two decades of experience in covert action and National Security issues related to Afghanistan, South Asia, and the Middle East. He is the author of the new book, Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq (Free Press, 2008). He also wrote Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism (Potomac Books, 2004), and Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America (Potomac Books, 2002).

Scheuer’s writings also have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Antiwar.com, New York Times, American Conservative, Dallas Morning News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Washington Post, the National Interest, and the American Interest. Scheuer has been featured on such national television news programs as Meet the Press, Nightline, 60 Minutes, the O’Reilly Factor, and the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, as well as on international television news programs in Britain, Australia, France, Spain, Japan, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, China, and Germany. He has been interviewed for broadcast media and documentaries — including Frontline, the History Channel, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and PBS — and has been the focus of print media worldwide.

Scheuer holds a B.A., two M.A.’s, and a Ph. D. Scheuer is an Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University, a consultant for CBS’s 60 Minutes, and a Senior Fellow and regular contributor to the Jamestown Foundation’s Terrorism Focus.