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Transatlantic Cooperation to Fight Against Terror
Transatlantic Cooperation to Fight Against Terror      Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière is one of France’s foremost counter-terrorism officials. He is at the forefront of the formulation and prosecution of global counter-terrorism measures, particularly as they relate to joint French-U.S. initiatives. For more than 20 years, Bruguière has headed the Counter-terrorism Unit of the Paris District Court. In that capacity, he has investigated hundreds of suspected terrorists, including the notorious “Carlos the Jackal” (1994). Bruguière is credited with helping foil terrorist plots against the World Cup in 1998 and Strasbourg Cathedral in 2000. He tried to warn the United States of the threat al Qaeda posed prior to September 11. His counter-terrorism methods have sometimes provoked controversy, including his liberal use of search warrants and wiretaps. He is popularly known in France as “le Sheriff.”
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    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | 4:30 p.m.   
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
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    Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
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    Lectures & Readings
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    Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy
    Clough Center
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