Brian Michael Jenkins Selected for World Economic Forum


Oct 17, 2012

Brian Michael Jenkins talking at a RAND Alumni event with Greg Treverton, October 16, 2012

Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation, has been chosen as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Terrorism.

He will travel to Dubai in mid-November to attend the Forum's Summit on the Global Agenda, billed as the world's largest brainstorming meeting, bringing together thought leaders from WEF's Network of Global Agenda Councils. The Councils, made up of experts from academia, business, civil society and government, address over 80 pressing issues facing the world today.

Jenkins is the author of Will Terrorists Go Nuclear (2008, Prometheus Books) and of several RAND monographs on terrorism-related topics.

In anticipation of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, Jenkins spearheaded the RAND effort to take stock of America's policy reactions and give thoughtful consideration to the future strategy. That effort is presented in The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism.

Jenkins, a decorated combat veteran, served in the Seventh Special Forces Group in the Dominican Republic and with the Fifth Special Forces Group in Vietnam. He returned to Vietnam as a member of the Long Range Planning Task Group and received the Department of the Army's highest award for his service.

In 1996, President Clinton appointed Jenkins to the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. From 1999 to 2000, he served as adviser to the National Commission on Terrorism and in 2000 was appointed to the U.S. Comptroller General's Advisory Board. He is a research associate at the Mineta Transportation Institute, where he directs the continuing research on protecting surface transportation against terrorist attacks.

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