Haviland Smith
Haviland Smith

What are the causes of fundamentalist terrorism? How does terrorism differ from insurgencies? What feeds these flames, and what can the United States do to help quench them? What are the strategic realities around mitigating the threats we face?

Haviland Smith, a retired CIA station chief, will speak about Fundamentalist Muslim Terrorism at the Green Mountain Global Forum event on April 2nd 7pm at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren. As a CIA Station Chief, most of his professional life was focused on the recruitment and handling of Soviet and East European agents and on the management of that effort. Over his 24-year career at the CIA, he served in Prague, Berlin, Beirut, and Tehran. Of particular relevance are his years serving as the Chief of the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism Staff, and as the Executive Assistant in the Director’s Office.

Haviland Smith was educated at Dartmouth and the University of London, majoring in Russian studies. Today he writes and lectures extensively on Russia, Terrorism and the Middle East. He lives in Vermont.

This presentation is sponsored by the Green Mountain Global Forum and will take place Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 7pm at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren.