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Feb 27

What's in a Name? How to Talk About Terrorism

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In the war on terrorism, it is important to consider the impact of the words we use in creating and sustaining U.S. policies. What does the use of religious terms to describe terrorists convey to the hearts and minds the U.S. is trying to win over in the Middle East? What can be done to enlist the Muslim community in defending the lexicon of their faith from those who would twist and abuse it for their own political objectives? Join us as our distinguished guests examine whether the words we use in our security policies are the best ones as well as how to work with the Muslim community to take back their religious terms from the terrorists.

More About the Speakers

Richard Miniter
Author and Journalist

Kamal Nawash
Free Muslims Coalition Against Terrorism

Mike Rolince
Senior Associate,
Booz Allen Hamilton

Dell Spry
Former Special Agent,

Aaron Mannes
Author of Profiles in Terror

Moderated by:

Stephen Johnson
Senior Policy Analyst,
Latin America,
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis
Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Dana Dillon,
Senior Policy Analyst,
Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Helle C. Dale Helle C. Dale

Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy Read More