Fighting The Ideological War / May 25th Conference

9:00am – 3:00pm – – May 25th at the Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, VA

$95 per personĀ  —Ā  $35 per student

Fighting the Ideological War: Strategies For Defeating Al Qaeda

A One-Day Conference

Radical Islam has declared itself at war with the West as well as with moderate Muslims. The enemy is well organized, well funded, and grounded in the authority of religious texts. The United States therefore has a particularly difficult battle to fight. It is engaged with an enemy who cares first and foremost about the ideological battleā€”rebuilding a distinct Muslim identity, strengthening the ummah, and defeating the West, both materially and spiritually. Without directly confronting the ideology driving such groups as Al Qaeda, the United States will never be able to defeat the threat of terrorism. Drawing on the expertise of those who were directly involved in the fight against past totalitarian ideologies and of those who are intimately familiar with the ideology and strategy of the current enemy, this conference will draw lessons from the past for todayā€™s fight against Al Qaeda and associated movements.



Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo

Former Cultural Advisor Iraq, Afghanistan
Adjunct Professor, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Sebastian L. Gorka

Military Affairs Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Editor, Long War Journal
Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Dr. John Lenczowski

President, Institute of World Politics
Former Director of European and Soviet Affairs,
National Security Council

Prof. John Moore

President Emeritus, Grove City College
Former Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

Robert R. Reilly

Author and Former Director, Voice of America
Former Senior Advisor for Information Strategy,
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Stephen Ulph

Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation
Founder and Former editor of Janeā€™s Terrorism
Security Monitor

The cost for attending the event is $95, with a discounted rate available for students.

Online registration available after March 25th at

The Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101, Tel. 1-703-288-2885

Katharine Cornell Gorka, Executive Director,