Press Release


House Homeland Security Committee to Hold Hearing on Westerners Joining Terror Groups Overseas TOMORROW

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee will hold the following hearing tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY, October 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Homeland Security Committee

From al-Shabaab to al-Nusra: How Westerners Joining Terror Groups Overseas Affect the Homeland

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witness List:

  • Professor Michael Scheuer, Adjunct Professor, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Specialist in African Affairs, Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress
  • Mr. Brett Lovegrove, Chief Executive, City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN)
  • Mr. Richard Stanek, Sheriff, Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Mr. Richard Mellor, Vice President, Loss Prevention, National Retail Federation
  • Ms. Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Acting Director, Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.