Terrorists: Psychology, Ideology and Circumstance

Sat. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Prudence Bushnell (Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings) and Farhana Qazi (Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Female Islamic Radicals) probe the catalysts, thoughts and situations motivating terrorists in the Middle East and Africa, and failures of the U.S. national security community to understand these. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“A gripping diplomatic thriller that tells the harrowing saga of the 1998 bombing of Embassy Nairobi. Ambassador Bushnell’s first-person account provides lessons of leadership, crisis management, and policy acumen. The tale dramatically illustrates the terrorism danger diplomats confront daily.” —Ambassador Robert E. Gribbin III (Ret.)

“Qazi, a former analyst at the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center and a Muslim, investigates what leads women to become radical Islamists in this volume, part analysis and part searching memoir.…this is a heartfelt plea for the tolerant majority to take back their religion from the violent fringe.” —Publishers Weekly