The British Response to International Terrorism
Briefing with Julian Lewis, MP
Sunday, June 9th 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
At The Westminster Institute
6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101
Julian M. Lewis is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been Member of Parliament since 1997 and currently serves as a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee. From 1981-1985, he was Research Director of the Coalition for Peace through Security. In Parliament, he actively pursues the retention and renewal of the British strategic nuclear deterrent, the UK Trident program. He is the author of Changing Direction: British Military Planning for Post-War Strategic Defence, 1942-1947, and Nuclear Disarmament versus Peace in the 21st Century, an essay which won the Trench Gascoigne Prize of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in 2005. Two years later, he was awarded this prize for a second time, with an essay entitled Double-I, Double-N: A Framework for Counter-Insurgency. His critique of strategy in Afghanistan, International Terrorism – The Case for Containment, was published in the U.S. military journal Joint Force Quarterly in April 2012. Mr. Lewis is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College London.