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9-11 Commission to Release Report on July 8
July 2, 2003 - Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, Chair and Vice Chair of the 9-11 Commission, will release a progress report to the American people at a July 8 press briefing at 2:30 PM at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Kean and Hamilton will report on the progress of the 9-11 Commission during the past six months and indicate how the Commission intends to proceed in the coming months. The briefing will be held in Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium on the sixth floor of the Woodrow Wilson Center, located in the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
The July 8 public briefing will precede the Commission's July 9 public hearing on "Terrorism, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim World." This one-day hearing will convene at 9:00 AM in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC. Chairman Kean and Vice Chair Hamilton will be available to press at the conclusion of the public hearing.
Members of the media are required to register in advance for both events. To register for the July 8 press briefing, contact Al Felzenberg, Deputy for Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online. To register for the hearing, members of the media should visit the Commission's Web site at http://www.9-11commission.gov/hearings/register.htm.
An agenda for the July 9 hearing as well as directions to the Wilson Center follow this advisory.
Terrorism, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim World
Opening Statement from Chairman Kean
PANEL ONE: Al Qaeda
Rohan Gunaratna, Head of Terrorism Research and Associate Professor, Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore and author of Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror
Mamoun Fandy, Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace and author of Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Dissent
Marc Sageman, Lecturer, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania
PANEL TWO: States and Terrorism
Laurie Mylroie, author of Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War Against America
Judith Yaphe, Senior Research Fellow and Middle East Project Director, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
Murhaf Jouejati, Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute and Lecturer, George Washington University
Mark Gasiorowski, Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University
PANEL THREE: The Challenge within the Muslim World
Richard Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations
Gilles Kepel, Professor, Institute of Political Studies, Paris and author of Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam
Steven Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project and author of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us
Hearing Concludes. Press availability to follow.
Directions to the
Please allow time on arrival at the building for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
By Metro, at Federal Triangle Station: Go to the top of the escalator at street level, cross Woodrow Wilson Plaza. Enter the Center's Lobby at the left (southeast) corner of the Ronald Reagan Building.
From Pennsylvania Avenue at 13th Street: Walk down Woodrow Wilson Plaza, the north-south extension of 13th Street beside the Ronald Reagan Building. Enter the Center's lobby at the far end of the plaza-the southeast corner of the building.
From 14th Street: Go through the Ronald Reagan Building along the right (south) side of the atrium and continue past it. At the hall's end, turn left and enter the Woodrow Wilson Memorial. Go through the Memorial. At its far end, turn right into the Center's lobby.