NextGen Voices: Al-Qa’ida’s Eclipse of ISIL

While the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has dominated the spotlight of recent discussions surrounding international terrorism, al-Qa’ida continues to prove its prominence and relevance through its franchises and affiliates across the globe.

Please join YPFP for a discussion about al-Qa’ida’s resurgence, a forecasting of where the organization is heading in the near-to-long term, and a prediction of whether ISIL or al-Qa’ida will ultimately claim hegemony of the global jihadist movement.

Fatima Bhojani, a reporter specializing in counterterrorism, will interview Ryan Young and Jacqueline Sutherland from YPFP’s Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) regarding their recently published Policy Brief entitled: al-Qa’ida’s Eclipse of ISIL.

For those not in DC, the event will be live streamed via YPFP's Facebook page!



Ryan Young is the Chair of the CTWG. He works as an Acting Watch Commander & Intelligence Analyst in the 24/7 Security Operations Center of the World Bank Group (WBG) as a contractor through iJET International. Ryan earned a MS in International Affairs from Florida State University and a BA in Criminology & Criminal Justice from University of Maryland, College Park.

Jacqueline Sutherland is the Associate Director of the CTWG as well as YPFP’s Terrorism and Asymmetric Warfare Fellow. She is a security-focused Senior Analyst at The Chertoff Group and a non-resident Counterterrorism Fellow at the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation. Jacqueline has been interviewed as a counterterrorism expert on the BBC, NBC, Fox, and CTV News, and has been published in The Hill, The National Interest, and Real Clear World. She holds a MS from The London School of Economics and a BA from Wake Forest University.  


About the NextGen Voices series: 

YPFP’s NextGen Voices series highlights YPFP’s core mission of amplifying NextGen voices in action. Get inspiration from your peers and get the confidence to join them challenging the establishment.

June 14, 2017 at 7pm - 8pm
Johns Hopkins University: SAIS - Rome Building (Room 102)
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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