“High-Value Target: Countering Al Qaida in Yemen” will be the title of a talk by Edmund Hull, U.S. Ambassador to Yemen from 2001-2004, on Feb. 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The free public talk, at 2 p.m. in 008 Gardner Hall, will be presented by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a consortium of Duke University, UNC and RTI International, and cosponsored by UNC’s curriculum in peace, war and defense. Gardner is off Polk Place, UNC’s main academic quadrangle, between Cameron Avenue and South Road.
Hull’s talk will explore the complexities of conducting counterterrorism operations and preview his book on Al Qaida in Yemen, due out in April. His views on Yemen have been featured on “60 Minutes,” CNN, Al Jazeera and in The New York Times. The Times published his op-ed “Al Qaeda’s Shadowland” in 2010.
Hull, who served presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, directed northern Gulf affairs (Iraq and Iran) for the State Department during Operation Desert Storm. Also with State, he has been coordinator for counterterrorism, deputy chief of mission in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, director for Near East affairs on the National Security Council and director for peacekeeping and humanitarian affairs.
The Triangle Center seeks to promote national security by increasing understanding of terrorism and ways to combat it. It engages in research, teaching and developing partnerships among universities, industry and government.
For more information, contact Jenny Boyle at (919) 613-9301 or
Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security contact: Jenny Boyle, (919) 613-9301,