CNN’s National Security Analyst Peter Bergen
The Council’s March 29 speaker, CNN’s National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, scores another media success this month as HBO presents a documentary based on his book, United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists.
The title for TV is Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma.
Bergen is the author of many books including Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden – from 9/11 to Abbottabad. That became HBO’s Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden. Both HBO productions were directed by Emmy-winner Greg Barker.
Bergen is also known for, in 1997, producing a TV interview with Osama bin Laden that is described as the first interview for Western audiences in which bin Laden “declared war against the United States.”
Bergen, a print and TV journalist, has authored several New York Times best-sellers. He is vice president of the non-partisan, Washington-based think tank, New America, serving as director of the International Security and Fellows programs.
Council's Executive Vice President Beth Huddleston
The Council's Executive Vice President Beth Huddleston, who also serves as the City of Dallas Chief of Protocol, is featured in the January edition of PaperCity Dallas.
Her work is outlined in a Paper City presentation titled "INSPIRED TO LEAD Committed To People." This special salute honors people who "influence us with their words, actions vision and integrity."
PaperCity, founded in Houston in 1994, began publishing its Dallas edition in 1998. Now in print and online, PaperCity is described as "a host for the cultivated eye" that "invites readers into a world of connoisseurship."