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The Rise of Political Islam and the Ideology of Jihad

with Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka

Thursday, February 2nd, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

At The Westminster Institute

6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101

RSVP:  info@westminster-institute.org

Dr. Sebastian Gorka is Military Affairs Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and teaches counter-terrorism and irregular warfare to the US Special Forces and law enforcement communities. Since 9/11 he has trained over 1,500 counter-terrorism and intelligence officers from more than 50 nations including Iraq and Afghanistan, and has advised the US and NATO militaries at the three-star level. He is a former member of the British Territorial Army’s Intelligence & Security Group (22 Coy) and lectures frequently on the strategy of al Qaeda at such institutions as US Special Operations Command, US Army Special Operations Command, the National Counter Terrorism Center, West Point, Fort Leavenworth’s School of Advanced Military Studies, and the FBI. Dr. Gorka has published more than 150 articles and monographs and is co-editor and author of Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism (McGraw Hill, 2011). Dr Gorka recently testified to Congress on Ten Years On: The Evolution of the Terrorist Threat. http://www.acus.org/news/gorka-testimony-house-armed-services-committee-terrorist-threats.

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The Westminster Institute promotes individual dignity and freedom for people throughout the world by sponsoring high-quality research with a particular focus on the threats from extremism and radical ideologies.

The Westminster Institute

6729 Curran Street

McLean, Virginia 22101

Tel. (+1) 703 288 2885


Katharine Cornell Gorka, Executive Director


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