The Many Facets of Terrorism

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:00 PM

USFSP Student Center
USFSP University Student Center
200 6th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Topic Panelists

Carol Bellamy
From her days as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and subsequent service as Director, to her service as a reform-minded president of the New York City Council, Carol Bellamy has spent her entire life working for the public good. Today, Bellamy is Chair of the Governing Board of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, the first global effort to support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremist agendas through job creation and empowering women and youth. She was previously Executive Director of the UNICEF, President and CEO of World Learning, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education. She is a member of the American University of Beirut Board of Trustees and is a former Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics. She has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the Government of France, and the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan.
Chip Henderson
Chip is a Senior Security Consultant at Pondurance, LLC with over 10 years of experience conducting Digital Forensics/Incident Response investigations and Penetration Testing for a wide range of clientele. His focus is primarily centered on Threat Hunting and Response, Host Based Analysis, and Incident Handling. Chip is able to accomplish full Chain of Custody and Acquisition of digital evidence to deliver meaningful results and convey risk. A versatile skillset allows him to accurately respond to incidents ranging from insider threat to malware outbreaks. Additionally, Chip is able to assess a network in a proactive manner to identify vulnerabilities that may leave a company at risk to cyber attacks, and guide the client through remediation to improve the overall security posture of the organization.
Gregory Hicks
An accomplished public speaker and published author, Greg is responsible for developing and implementing Gemini Industries’ strategic communications efforts. Prior to assuming his current position, Greg led the Gemini Industries Sovereign Challenge Program contract team to numerous accolades while assisting U.S. Special Operations Command to build stronger and more effective relationships with allies and partners. Before joining Gemini, Greg served for 25 years as a Foreign Service Officer. Greg’ overseas assignments included Libya, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and The Gambia, and while in Washington, DC, he worked on a range of global, regional, and bilateral issues. In his final overseas assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission during the September 11, 2012 tragedy in Benghazi, Greg led the successful efforts to save the lives of over 30 Americans who were fending off multiple terrorist attacks while ensuring the safety of 250 American and Libyan employees in Tripoli. While with Gemini and during his diplomatic career, Greg received over 25 awards for exemplary service to his country and company. Greg holds Master’s Degrees in Applied Economics and Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan and Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Bethany College, West Virginia.
Phillip Smyth
Phillip Smyth is a 2018-2019 Soref Fellow at The Washington Institute. He has studied Shia Islamist militarism in the Middle East as a researcher at the University of Maryland, and created the blog Hizballah Cavalcade. He is the author of the 2015 Institute monograph The Shiite Jihad in Syria and Its Regional Effects.