NEW DATE: From Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to the Capture of Bin Laden
Cynthia Storer, was part of a team of CIA intelligence analysts – dubbed “The Sisterhood” – who discovered obscure data patterns signaling that Al-Qaeda was a coordinated and highly dangerous threat. Though the team raised the alarm, few people listened. Then 9/11 changed the world. Cindy became a key strategic analyst, helping the nation’s policymakers frame their understanding of terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Her pioneering work helped lay the foundation for the efforts of the analysts and targeting of officers who eventually found Osama bin Laden’s hideout, as depicted in the movie “Zero Dark Thirty.” Cindy’s work with the CIA is featured in the Emmy-award winning documentary, “Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden” in which she appears with a select group of America’s top Al- Qaeda experts and analysts.
Rowe Building Room 1020
Thursday, March 22nd
The event is sponsored by the Departments of History and Political Science, the Centre for the Study of Security and Development and the North American Society for Intelligence HistoryNEW DATE: From Analyst to Hero: How Big Data Led to the Capture of Bin Laden