An Evening with the Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, U.K. Home Secretary

When

November 9, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

As ISIS’ physical caliphate in Iraq and Syria crumbles, the propensity of the group to shift resources further into ensuring the strength of its virtual caliphate is top-of-mind for policy makers and technologists working in the CVE and counterterrorism spaces. 

New America is pleased to welcome the Rt Hon Amber Rudd, U.K. Home Secretary and Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye, for a discussion on these and other topics. 

The Home Secretary will be joined by Kevin Bankston, the director of New America's Open Technology Institute; Joshua Geltzer, an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America and previously the senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff from 2015-2017; Evanna Hu, a technologist and founding partner at Omelas, a cutting-edge tech company that automates, quantifies, and integrates workflows in the online information environment, including the prevention of online radicalization and recruitment and CVE expert with 6 years of fieldwork in the EMEA region and Afghanistan, having worked on neo-Nazism and Islamist violent extremism as well as counter-terrorism issues; Mary McCord, senior litigator from practice, Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and former acting assistant attorney general for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice; and Jason Pielemeier, policy director, Global Network Initiative.

For members of the media: Please be advised that cameras will not be permitted in the event and the Home Secretary will not be available for interviews.

Schedule: 

6:00-6:30pm: Registration and Reception 

6:30-6:40pm: Introduction and Welcome 

Anne-Marie Slaughter, @SlaughterAM
President and CEO, New America 

6:40-7:00pm: Remarks from the Home Secretary 

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, @AmberRuddHR
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye 

7:00-8:00pm: Conversation and Audience Q&A 

Participants: 

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, @AmberRuddHR
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Member of Parliament for Hastings and Rye 

Kevin Bankston, @KevinBankston
Director, New America's Open Technology Institute 

Joshua Geltzer 
ASU Future of War Fellow, New America 
Executive Director, Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection 

Evanna Hu, @evannahu
Partner, Omelas 

Mary McCord 
Senior Litigator from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection 
Former Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice

Jason Pielemeier, @pielemeier
Policy Director, Global Network Initiative 

Moderator: 

Peter Bergen, @peterbergencnn
Vice President, New America