The Role of the Mosque and the Challenge to the Church

The Role of the Mosque and the Challenge to the Church Sam Solomon April 14, 2010 Watch his speaker playlist here Sam Solomon, born and raised as a Muslim, had trained in Sharia law for 15 years before converting to … Continue reading



Islamism in World Politics as a Challenge to the West

Islamism in World Politics as a Challenge to the West Bassam Tibi July 20, 2010 Watch his speaker playlist here Bassam Tibi is Professor emeritus of International Relations. Until his retirement in 2009, he taught at the University of Goettingen … Continue reading



The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Tawfik Hamid is a thinker and reformer who was at one time an Islamic extremist. While still in medical school, he was recruited as a member of al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, the most violent Jihadi … Continue reading



Closing of the Muslim Mind

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Robert R. Reilly is the Director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years of government service, he has taught at National Defense University (2007), and served in the Office of The Secretary of … Continue reading



Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it Wrong

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Robert R. Reilly spoke to the Military History Legion at The University Club on February 9. Reilly is the Director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years of government service, he has … Continue reading



Al Qaeda After the Death of Bin Laden – The Future of Jihadist Terrorism

Al Qaeda After the Death of Bin Laden – The Future of Jihadist Terrorism Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Editor, Long War Journal, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies A One-Day Conference: May 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Key Bridge … Continue reading



Stephen Ulph: Islamism and Totalitarianism

Islamism and Totalitarianism May 25, 2011 Stephen Ulph Watch his speaker playlist Stephen Ulph is a member of the board of the Westminster institute and Senior Fellow with The Jamestown Foundation. One of the preeminent analysts of the Islamic world, Mr. … Continue reading



Shmuel Bar: The Demise of the Arab State, Re-Tribalization, and the Emergence of “Jihadistans” in the Next Five Years

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



The Future of Jihadist Terrorism

The Future of Jihadist Terrorism Sebastian Gorka May 25, 2011 Watch his speaker playlist Dr. Sebastian Gorka is former Deputy Assistant and Strategist to the President (2017) and author of the best-selling book, Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War. His new book is Why … Continue reading



How Erdogan Consolidates Power: the Weaponization of Turkish Media and the Scapegoating of Minorities

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011-2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, … Continue reading