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America’s Role in the World Post 9/11: A New Survey of Public Opinion

September 10, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
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This event will launch the latest biennial survey of U.S. public opinion conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is held in partnership with them and NPR.
Monday, September 10, 2012
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor,
Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium
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Intro: The Honorable Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars
Keynote: Marshall Bouton
President, Chicago Council on
Global Affairs

General Michael Hayden
U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and former Director, CIA

James Zogby
author of Arab Voices and the Founder and President of the Arab American Institute, Washington, D.C

Philip Mudd
former Deputy Director of National Security, FBI; former Deputy Director, Counterterrorism Center, CIA and Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Moderator: Tom Gjelten
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6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Managing Director of Zogby Research Services, Author of Arab Voices, and founder and President of the Arab American Institute
  • former Deputy Director of National Security, FBI; former Deputy Director, Counterterrorism Center, CIA and Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation
  • NPR, Moderator for The National Conversation
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