ACT! for America
TuesdayMay 12, 2015
The Brevard Cnty Gov't Complex
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson WayCounty Commissioner's Meeting RoomBuilding C - 1st Floor
Viera, FL 32940
I will provide a summary of my trip to Washington DC, with The United West on "Muslim Advocacy Day", where we confronted the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated, US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) and combated their efforts to convince our legislators to pass Laws prohibiting Law Enforcement from covertly tracking suspected terrorists.
I will also provide my first hand account of the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, at Pamela Geller's "Draw Mohammed Art Exhibition and Contest." This was the first attack on US soil that ISIS has claimed responsibility for - a very significant development.
Finally, our esteemed guest speaker, Ms. Clare Lopez (via Skype), will provide her views and insight on the "Draw Mohammed" attack. She is highly regarded in the US national security community and I'm sure her comments will be spot on. If, by chance, you are not familiar with Ms. Lopez' credentials, please take the time to read her bio below.
Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues. Specific areas of expertise include Islam and Iran. Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), serving domestically and abroad for 20 years in a variety of assignments, and acquiring extensive expertise in counterintelligence, counternarcotics, and counterproliferation issues with a career regional focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She has served in or visited over two dozen nations worldwide, and speaks several languages, including Spanish, Bulgarian, French, German, and Russian, and currently is studying Farsi.
Now a private consultant, Lopez also serves as Vice President of the non-profit forum, The Intelligence Summit, and is a Professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), where she teaches courses on the Iranian Intelligence Services, and the expanding influence of Jihad and Sharia in Europe and the U.S. She is affiliated on a consultant basis with DoD contractors that provide clandestine operations training to military intelligence personnel. Lopez was Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee, a Washington, DC think tank, from 2005-2006. She has served as a Senior Scientific Researcher at the Battelle Memorial Institute; a Senior Intelligence Analyst, Subject Matter Expert, and Program Manager at HawkEye Systems, LLC.; and previously produced Technical Threat Assessments for U.S. Embassies at the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, where she worked as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for Chugach Systems Integration.
Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio (NDC) and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a commission in order to join the CIA. Lopez is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of World Affairs and also serves on the Advisory Board for the Intelligence Analysis and Research program and as an occasional guest lecturer at her undergraduate alma mater, NDC. She has been a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and a guest lecturer on terrorism, national defense, international relations, and Iran there, at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, and the National Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran, Islam, counterterrorism, and the Middle East and is the co-author of two published books on Iran.
You will NOT want to miss this Meeting!!