Staff

Director

Dr. Yonah Alexander 

 

Dr. Yonah Alexander serves as a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Director of its International Center for Terrorism Studies. He is also Director of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Co-Director of the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies. In addition, Professor Alexander has directed the Terrorism Studies program (The George Washington University) and the Institute for Studies in International Terrorism (State University of New York), totaling 35 years of service.
Educated at Columbia University (PhD), the University of Chicago (MA), and Roosevelt University of Chicago (BA), Professor Alexander has taught at: The George Washington University, American University, the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America, Tel Aviv University, The City University of New York, and The State University of New York. He has also lectured at numerous academic institutions throughout the world.
Dr. Alexander is founder and editor-in-chief of four academic international journals: TerrorismMinorities and Group Rights; and Political Communication and Persuasion, and The Partnership for Peace Review (Under the auspices of NATO).  Since 2010, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Partnership for Peace Review, a new journal under the auspices of NATO.  He also has published over 100 books which have been translated into more than two dozen languages.

 

Research Associate & Coordinator

Ryan Maness

 

Ryan graduated from Virginia Tech with a BA in Political Science and a concentration in National Security Studies in May, 2018. He is currently a second year student at the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs earning an MA in Public and International Affairs. Before joining the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies he interned at the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, DC as well as the Institute for the Study of War. After completing his masters degree he hopes to work for the U.S. Department of State.

Interns

Elizabeth Liebel

 

Elizabeth graduated from Virginia Tech with a BA in Political Science and two minors: Sociology and Peace Studies & Violence Prevention. She is currently a second year student at the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs earning a MA in Public and International Affairs. Previous experience includes an internship at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Her academic interests include conflict resolution and peace-building. 

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

May 20, 2019

"Jerusalem and Washington: A Life in Politics and Diplomacy” with Ambassador Zalman Shoval"

 

May 14, 2019

"The Role of Diplomacy in the World's Future"

 

April 30, 2019

"The Current State of American Diplomacy and Future Outlook"

 

March 28, 2019

"Biological Terrorism: International Dimensions"

   

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

The Jerusalem Post on July 13, 2019:

"Establish a chemical and biological WMD Free Zone in the Middle East Now"

By Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig

 

The Times of Israel
on January 25, 2019: "There's good reason to fear Iran's global reach" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig

 

The Times of Israel on September 26, 2018: "The battle for the new Syria"

by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig