Oct-17 Sydney: Geopolitic Friction between States and Cyberterrorism

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Tom Sanderson will be speaking at Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra on “The State of Our Chaotic World”. 

Tom Sanderson

Sanderson is an international security consultant & adjunct professor with expertise in global trends, political risk, intelligence, terrorism and organised crime.

Tom Sanderson is a consultant and the co-founder and former director of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Sanderson is as a course instructor for the U.S. Government and provides global risk assessments and advisory services for the private sector, media, and academia.

As director of the CSIS Transnational Threats Project from 2002 through 2017, Sanderson investigated terrorism, insurgency, criminal networks, and geopolitics. He conducted field research in 70 countries, producing dozens of reports as well as opinion pieces and articles in The New York Times, Washington Post, CTC Sentinel, and the Harvard Asia-Pacific Review. Sanderson testifies before the U.S. Congress, provides expert commentary for the media and courts of law, and regularly engages a spectrum of sources, including NGOs, clergy, journalists, terrorists, traffickers, refugees, intelligence officials, and business leaders.

From 2013-2017, Sanderson led a multiphase study of terrorism in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Central Asia. Current research examines foreign fighters and home-grown extremists—as well as instability in a range of states and regions. From 2004 to 2009, he ran open source information networks analyzing violent extremism in Europe and Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2002, he worked for Science Applications International Corporation, covering weapons of mass destruction and terrorism for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Sanderson was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany (2005) and at Fudan University in Shanghai, China (2001). He holds a B.A. and Honorary Doctor of Laws from Wheaton College (Massachusetts) and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.

This is a free event, however, please register to assist with planning: tinyurl.com/tomsanderson

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