Security in the Maghreb: Identifying Threats, Assessing Strategies, and Defining Success

Conference Program
8:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks
Dr. John Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

8:40 a.m.-9:40 a.m.: Views from the Region
Rear Adm. (Ret.) Kamel Akrout
National Security Senior Adviser to the President of Tunisia

Amb. El Haouès Riache
Ambassador-Counselor for International Security Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria

Amb. Mohamed Salah Tamek
Delegate General of the Penitentiary and Reintegration Administration, Morocco

Mr. Haim Malka
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Middle East Program, CSIS

9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: Understanding the Threat
Dr. Michaël Ayari
Senior Analyst for Tunisia, International Crisis Group

Dr. R. Kim Cragin
Senior Research Fellow for Counterterrorism, National Defense University

Dr. Mohammed Masbah
Research Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

Ms. Nancy Youssef
National Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Government Strategies
Mr. Arezki Daoud
Chief Executive and Lead Analyst, MEA Risk LLC

Dr. Ahmed Driss
President-Director, Center of Mediterranean and International Studies, Tunisia

Ms. Alexis Arieff
Africa Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: What Does Success Look Like?
The Hon. John McLaughlin
Former Deputy Director and Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata
Director, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning, National Counterterrorism Center

The Hon. Christine Wormuth
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense; Director, Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience, Atlantic Council

Dr. Jon Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program, CSIS

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Keynote Address
The Hon. Gerry Connolly
Congressman for Virginia’s 11th District