How Far Have We Come? Protecting Ourselves From Threats at Home and Abroad
Judith Miller brings to the podium her wealth of expertise on National Security Issues and counterterrorism to discuss how the U.S. has progressed in fighting terrorism at home and abroad. What techniques are police using to protect Americans at the local level? How are we prepared to deal with suicide bombers? Is our foreign policy preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction? Are we sacrificing our civil liberties in the name of national security and finding ourselves both less and less free? Ms. Miller has the inside track from her interviews with key figures and has written extensively on these issues in newspapers across the country.
First Amendment Threats, Growing Government Secrecy, what it Means for the Average American
Choosing to go to jail to defend her right as a journalist to protect a confidential source, Judith Miller understands first hand the first amendment threats facing America. Now dedicating her life to the pursuit of federal legislation in support of a free press, she brings attention to the internal and external factors threatening our country’s freedoms.
Islamic Militancy in the Middle East
Having spent years covering national security issues, with particular emphasis on the Middle East, terrorism, and Islam, Judith Miller clearly explains current Arab and Muslim issues to an American audience.
Preserving a Free Press
An accomplished journalist, Judith Miller ended her 30 year career with The New York Times in November 2005 after spending 85 days in jail to defend a reporter's right to protect confidential sources in the leak of the covert identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame. In 2002, Ms. Miller was part of a small team that won a Pulitzer Prize for “explanatory journalism” for a January 2001 series on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. That same year, she won an Emmy for her work on a Nova/New York Times documentary based on articles for her book, Germs. With a breadth of expertise in national security issues, she has discussed a wide range of topics on such programs as 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey, CNN, ABC's Night Line and Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, David Letterman, and The Charlie Rose Show.
She is now an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of its magazine, City Journal. Since 2008, she has been a commentator for Fox News, speaking on terrorism and other national security issues, the Middle East, American foreign policy, and need to strike a delicate balance between protecting both national security and civil liberties in a post-9/11 world.
Internationally Renowned Author
A bestselling author, Ms. Miller has written four books and contributed chapters to several others. Her most recent book is Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War (Simon & Schuster, 2001). Written with two Times colleagues, the book topped the best seller‘s list in the wake of 9/11 and the anthrax letter terrorist attacks. Her previous book, God Has Ninety-Nine Names (Simon & Schuster, 1996), explores the spread of Islamic extremism in ten Middle Eastern countries, including Israel and Iran. In 1990, her first book was published, One, By One, By One (Simon & Schuster), a highly praised account of how people in six nations have distorted the memory of the Holocaust. That same year, she co-authored Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf (Times Books, 1990), the first comprehensive account of the Gulf crisis and biography of the man behind it. That, too, was a bestseller which sold over 600,000 copies and topped The Times Best Seller list during the 1991 Gulf war.