2013 Plenary 7: Free Radicals (With Return Tickets): Boston, Nairobi, and the Future of Terrorism

The session examined whether terrorist threats remain present, in what form and how they are combatted. Panelists agreed that terrorism is an ever-present threat and discussed anti-terrorism strategies including surveillance. Panelists discussed how terrorism and the war on terrorism has mutated and globalized. The success of anti-terrorist activities was considered difficult to measure in comparison to the failure of those activities, but anti-terrorism is a now a critical part of the post 9-11 world. Panelists indicated that governments must prepare for new versions of terrorist threats, such as cyber-terrorism, to be effective in the evolving world of terrorism.