Peter Bergen was one of the few Westerners to interview Osama bin Laden, and is the foremost authority on foreign policy, national security, and the new generation of terrorism. In addition to serving as CNN's terrorism analyst, he is the New York Times best-selling author of "Holy War, Inc.", which was translated into 18 languages. An expert in his field, Bergen serves as the director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation in Washington DC, where he leads the Foundation's analysis of terrorism, counterinsurgency, South Asia's geopolitics and other national security concerns. Bergen also serves as a research fellow at New York University's Center on Law and Security; a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group; is a former adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; and a former Pew Journalist in Residence at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Bergen has traveled repeatedly to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to report on bin Laden and al Qaeda. In his 2011 National Geographic Channel documentary, "Last Days of Osama bin Laden", Bergen obtained rare access to interview former CIA agents, Navy SEAL operatives, and a Black Hawk pilot who revealed how the US gathered the intelligence needed to pull off the surprise attack. He talked to White House and Pakistani intelligence officials as well as neighbors of the Pakistani compound and eyewitnesses to the raid. His latest book, "Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Bin Laden: From 9/11 to Abbottabad" was released in May 2012. This lecture is co-hosted by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.