Film Screening and Discussion: <em>The Siege</em> with Ed Zwick, Juliette Kayyem and David Scharia with Thane Rosenbaum - 92Y, New York

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Film Screening and Discussion: The Siege with Ed Zwick, Juliette Kayyem and David Scharia with Thane Rosenbaum

Co-presented with FOLCS (Forum for Law, Culture, and Society)

Amazingly, Edward Zwick's The Siege (1998), starring Denzel Washington and Annette Benning, foreshadowed so much of America would soon experience on 9/11 and its aftermath — Islamic extremism, domestic terrorism, the conflict between civil liberties and national security, and prejudice against Arab-Americans.

These issues have remained timely and timeless in the United States since 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing. Join the 92Y for a fascinating discussion about the film, its implications and America's ongoing counterterrorism concerns, with Zwick, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem, and the chief attorney for the U.N.'s Security Council's Counterterrorism Committee, David Scharia.

Edward Zwick

Born in Winnetka, Illinois, Edward Zwick began directing and acting in high school and trained as an apprentice at the Academy Festival in Lake Forest. While studying literature at Harvard, he continued writing and directing for the theatre.

Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem currently serves as the Robert and Renee Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where she is Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project.

David Scharia

Dr. David Scharia is Chief of Branch at the United Nations Security Council Counter terrorism executive directorate (CTED).

Thane Rosenbaum

Thane Rosenbaum is an essayist, law professor and author of the novels, How Sweet It Is!,The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke and Elijah Visible.