This fall, Students Supporting Israel, the pro-Israel CCAP group at New Mexico Military Institute, organized an event titled A Night With Dr. Berko, which attracted over 100 people, including 87 cadets. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers, spoke about the insights she gained about women and children involved in terrorism in Israel and how they apply to the rest of the world. The audience, which comprised a tenth of the entire campus population, remained engaged throughout Berko’s presentation and thoroughly enjoyed learning from someone with a unique firsthand knowledge of the topic.
After the event, Benjamin Fischman, a CCAP representative, reported to CAMERA that “several cadets chose to major in counter-terrorism as a direct result of what they learned from Berko that day.” He further noted that “NMMI usually never has speakers present, so to bring a world-renowned speaker to our small campus energized the Corps of Cadets and created a buzz around campus!”
Below are some photos from Students Supporting Israel’s successful event: