School of International Affairs to hold public panel discussion on Paris attacks

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State School of International Affairs is hosting an interdisciplinary panel discussion on the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 19) in the Sutliff Auditorium (rm. 118) of the Lewis Katz Building in University Park. “The Paris Attacks: A Discussion” is free and open to the public.

Five Penn State experts will join moderator Scott Sigmund Gartner, director of the School of International Affairs and an adviser to a the U.S. agency facilitating the assessment of violent non-state actors, to talk about the Paris attacks, public and state responses to terrorism, and the tactics used by terrorists.

Joining Gartner on the panel are:

  • Jennifer Boittin, associate professor of French, Francophone studies and history, whose research focuses on France in an international context;
  • Joseph DeThomas, professor of international affairs and retired U.S. ambassador, who spent 32 years in the State Department;
  • Pete Hatemi, professor of political science, who teaches The Politics of Terrorism;
  • Carleen Maitland, associate professor of information sciences and technology and co-director of the Institute for Information Policy, whose expertise includes technology use for and by refugees and international communications; and
  • Catherine Rogers, professor of law and Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar at Penn State Law, affiliate faculty at the School of International Affairs, and a scholar of international law and dispute resolution.

Following the panel discussion, the speakers will take questions from the audience.

For complete and up-to-date information about this event, visit the School of International Affairs website.