Indonesia’s Muslim Counter Radicalization Movements

About the speaker Paul Marshall is Wilson Distinguished Professor of Religious Freedom at Baylor University and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Leimena Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Visiting … Continue reading



The Ongoing War in the Persian Gulf: Why Does It Matter to the US?

About the speaker David Des Roches is Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at National Defense University. Prior to this, he was the Defense Department director responsible for policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the … Continue reading



Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom

This Westminster talk was discussed in Juicy Ecumenism. Read the article, “The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom,” here. About the speaker Robert Louis Wilken is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity emeritus at the University of … Continue reading



The Effect of US Sanctions on Iran’s Economy

About the speaker Dr. Saeed Ghasseminejad is a senior Iran and financial economics advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, specializing in Iran’s economy and financial markets, sanctions and illicit finance. Born and raised in Iran, Saeed earned his Ph.D. … Continue reading



Caliphaters and Apocalyptic Jihad

About the speaker Dr. Richard Landes is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University (2015 to present). He is the author of a number of books, including Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience. Of his topic, … Continue reading



The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World

Watch her speaker playlist About the speaker Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, and teaches at American University. For several decades, she has been one of the finest analysts and best … Continue reading



The Future of the War on Terror – ISIS and After

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for … Continue reading



The Fertile Crescent After ISIS – Between Russia, Iran and Israel

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Shmuel Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and then in the analytic and operational positions in the Israeli Office of the Prime Minister. Since the mid … Continue reading



How to Identify Jihadi-Salafists Through Their Ideology, Practices, and Methodology

Watch her speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Mary Habeck lectures on al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as on military strategy and history, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University, and American University. Her recent monograph … Continue reading



Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness

Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness (Kenneth Pollack, February 26, 2019) Transcript available below Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Kenneth Pollack is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he … Continue reading