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‘Protecting Paris and New York’: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue Against Terrorism

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Over the past few decades, both New York and Paris have become high-profile targets of terrorism, and attacks such as 9/11 and the November 13 Paris attacks have pushed police and emergency departments in the two cities to work even closer in order to prevent and counter future attacks.

On Monday, March 18, FIAF will host a film screening and panel discussion called “Protecting Paris and New York” that looks at how New York and Paris work together to combat threats of terrorism. The discussion will be between filmmaker Jules Naudet; Joseph Pfeifer, former Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness in the New York City Fire Department; representatives from Paris’s BRI (Brigade de Recherche et d’Intervention) and the New York Police Department counterterrorism unit; and one of the hostages held at the Bataclan during the November 13 attacks.

Preceding the talk will be a screening of the Netflix documentary, November 13: Attack on Paris. Directed by Jules and Gédéon Naudet (who will also provide an introduction), the series interviews from 40 survivors of the deadliest attacks in Paris since World War II and explores its aftermath.

The discussion in English will be moderated by Matt Katz, WNYC immigration and national security reporter. Screening will be in French with English subtitles.

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