Former chief speechwriter to speak on U.S.’s response to terrorism

On Monday March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard Baker Center, Marc Thiessen will be holding a lecture called “America’s Failed Response to Radical Islam.” There is no cost to attend. The lecture is hosted by UT’s Young Americans for Freedom.

Flyer for the lecture found on Young Americans for Freedom's Twitter that outlines event information.
Flyer for Marc Thiessen’s lecture found on the University of Tennessee’s Young Americans for Freedom’s Twitter that outlines event information.

The University of Tennessee’s Young Americans for Freedom organization will host former adviser and chief speechwriter to former President George W. Bush, Marc Thiessen, at 7 p.m. in the Howard Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium Monday, March 23.

Thiessen will be holding a lecture called “America’s Failed Response to Radical Islam,” that will focus on the increase of terrorist groups such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban, and how he believes America’s response has threatened the safety of the country.

“The event, Radical Islam: America’s Failed Response, ISIS and all these terrorist groups; it’s a threat to the U.S,” said Michael Hensley, YAF-UTK’s chairman, “so it does affect us, it affects students, and it’s important that as college students we’re aware what’s going on in our country and across the world.”

The lecture will be followed with a Q&A session with Thiessen to create an interaction that Hensley said is particularly important.

“Having Marc here, we’re hoping that’s going to create an important dialogue on campus,” he said. “Issues of national security are rarely discussed, so we’re hoping his visit will spark that dialogue.”

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free, although YAF-UTK requests that you reserve a seat at http://www.yafutk.com/

YAF-UTK is an organization geared to promoting conservative values on campus.

For more information on Young Americans for freedom follow them on Twitter @YAFUTK, like their Facebook page “Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Tennessee,” or keep up with their website.

Edited by Hannah Hunnicutt 

 

 

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