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The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies presents

“ISIS After Paris”

A panel discussion focusing on the latest threats from ISIS, featuring experts from the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies:

Stuart Gottlieb
Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA

Jason Healey
Senior Research Scholar, SIPA

Austin Long
Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA

Dipali Mukhopadhyay
Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA

So much information about ISIS is swirling around following the recent attacks in Paris and elsewhere. What are the actual facts? Is ISIS on the ascent? How will their use of communication and encryption impact monitoring their activities? What do the threats and actions of ISIS and similarly inspired groups mean for the future safety of the US and the world, and what can be done to combat them? As countries wake up to the need to counter the threat of ISIS, what should be the role of the US? Come listen to four experts discuss these questions—and more—and then lead an open discussion with the audience.

Stuart Gottlieb is Adjunct Professor of International Affairs and Public Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs, where he teaches courses on American foreign policy, counterterrorism, and international security. He also serves as faculty director for SIPA’s certificate degree program in International Relations, and is a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. Prior to joining SIPA in 2003, Gottlieb worked for nearly five years in the United States Senate, first as senior foreign policy adviser to Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, and subsequently as policy adviser and chief speechwriter for Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut. He has also worked on several political campaigns, including New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s reelection campaign in 1997 and presidential campaign in 2008. Gottlieb continues to consult with political and business leaders, and regularly publishes op-eds and other policy-related articles. A second edition of his book, Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses (CQ Press), was published in 2013, and he is currently working on a book titled Experimental Power: The Rise and Role of America in World Affairs (Yale University Press). Gottlieb holds a B.A. in political science and journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in international relations from Columbia University.

Jason Healey is Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict, competition and cooperation. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council, where he remains a Senior Fellow. His work as a practitioner and researcher has focused on international cooperation, competition and conflict in cyberspace, including as the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012, and as co-author of the Cyber Security Policy Guidebook. As the president of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and a former lecturer at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, his ideas on cyber topics have been widely published in over a hundred articles and essays. Healey’s unique experience with cyber conflict and security spans fifteen years across the public and private sectors. As Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection at the White House from 2003 to 2005, he helped advise the President and coordinated efforts to secure U.S. cyberspace and critical infrastructure. He has worked for Goldman Sachs, both to anchor their team for responding to cyber attacks and later, as an executive director in Hong Kong, to manage Asia-wide business continuity and create the bank’s regional crisis management capabilities. After the 9/11 attacks, his efforts as vice chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center created bonds between the finance sector and government that remain strong today. Starting his career in the U.S. Air Force, Healey earned two Meritorious Service Medals for his early work in cyber operations at the Pentagon and as a founding member of the Joint Task Force–Computer Network Defense, the world’s first joint cyber warfighting unit. He has degrees from the U.S. Air Force Academy (Political Science), Johns Hopkins University (Liberal Arts) and James Madison University (Information Security).

Austin Long is an Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and a Member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Columbia University. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Long was previously an Associate Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation. He was an analyst and adviser to the U.S. military in Iraq (2007-2008) and Afghanistan (2011 and 2013). In 2014-2015, Long was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Nuclear Security, serving in the Joint Staff J5 (Strategic Plans and Policy) Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Policy Division. His research has appeared in International Security, Security Studies, the Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, and Survival. Long received his B.S. from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dipali Mukhopadhyay is Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs where she teaches international security. She is a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. She recently published the book, Warlords, Strongman Governors and State Building in Afghanistan (Cambridge, 2014). Prior to joining SIPA and Saltzman, Mukhopadhyay spent 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University. She has been conducting research in Afghanistan since 2007 and made her first trip to the country for a project with the Aga Khan Development Network in 2004. She also conducted research along the Turkey-Syria border in 2013 and 2014. Mukhopadhyay’s research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Eisenhower Institute, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Harvard Law School, and the U.S. Department of Education. Her writings have been published in academic books and journals as well as by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy, U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Mukhopadhyay received her doctorate from Tufts University’s Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy in 2010, and her B.A. from Yale University.