On October 8, the Hauenstein Center and Grand Valley State University’s executive office hosted three representatives from the Jamestown Foundation for a summit on terrorism.

Pictured, left to right: The Jamestown Foundation’s Stephen Ulph, Mahan Abedin, and Glen Howard, Hauenstein Center Director Gleaves Whitney, Ralph Hauenstein, Peter Cook, and Grand Valley’s President Mark Murray.

 Prior to the main event — a luncheon in Grand Valley’s University Club — the Jamestown Foundation scholars spoke with Grand Valley’s President Mark Murray, the Hauenstein Center’s founding benefactor Ralph Hauenstein, and Gleaves Whitney.

Pictured, left to right: Mahan Abedin, Glen Howard, and Stephen Ulph.

 The Terrorism Summit provided an opportunity for Grand Valley’s administration to meet with representatives from the Grand Rapids government, business sector, and community.

Pictured: President Mark Murray (left) with former U.S. Ambassador to Italy Peter Secchia (right).

 Ralph Hauenstein — a retired Grand Rapids businessman, member of the board of the Jamestown Foundation, and founding benefactor of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies — introduced the day’s speakers.

 Glen Howard, executive director of the Jamestown Foundation, spoke about his organization’s research.

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Grand Rapids Police Chief Harry Dolan poses a question to the scholars.

 Stephen Ulph, editor of Jamestown’s Terrorism Focus, is one of the preeminent analysts of the islamic world.

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 Glen Howard, executive director of the Jamestown Foundation, spoke about his organization’s research.

Click here for more on Howard.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Harry Dolan poses a question to the scholars. 

 Stephen Ulph, editor of Jamestown’s Terrorism Focus, is one of the preeminent analysts of the islamic world.

Click here for more on Ulph.

 Mahan Abedin is an expert on Iran, Iraq, and Islamic movements and ideologies.  He is co-editor of Unmasking Terror: A Global Review of Terrorist Actitives.

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Updated 11/19/2013

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