The Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies

 

Background


Established in 1994, the activities of IUCTS are guided by an International Research Council that offers recommendations for study on different aspects of terrorism, both conventional and unconventional. IUCTS is affiliated with universities and think tanks in over 35 countries, including the George Washington University (Homeland Security Policy Institute) and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute (ILI, Washington, DC), and the International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (Arlington, Va.). Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director.

 

Purpose

 

There exists the need to educate policy-makers, and the public in general, on the nature and intensity of the terrorism threat in the twenty-first century. As a member of the academic and research community, IUCTS has an intellectual obligation, as well as moral and practical responsibility, to participate in the international effort to arrest the virus of terrorism. The purpose of IUCTS therefore is four-fold: To monitor current and future threats of terrorism;

  • To develop response strategies on governmental and non-governmental levels; 
  • To effect continual communication with policy-makers, academic institutions, business, media, and civic organizations; 
  • To sponsor research programs on critical issues, particularly those relating enabling technologies with policy, and share the findings nationally and internationally.

 

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

 

September 11, 2017

Al-Qa'ida: Sixteen Years After 9/11 and Beyond

 

August 24, 2017

Combating Biological Terrorism: Roadmaps for Global Strategies

 

June 29, 2017

The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism

 

June 9, 2017

European and U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategies: Quo Vadis?

 

May 24, 2017

"Is a New Middle East Strategic Order Emerging?"

 

April 20, 2017

"Terrorism and the Media: Dilemmas for Government, Journalists, and the Public"

 

April 13, 2017

"Security Challenges in Africa: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

March 23, 2017

"Preventing WMD Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook" 

 

February 23, 2017

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

December 16, 2016

"Latin America's Security Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"

 

November 21, 2016

"Middle East Strategic Outlook: Regional and Global Implications"

 

October 31, 2016

"NATO: Post Warsaw Agenda"

 

October 14, 2016

"The Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"

 

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

Jerusalem Post on September 16, 2017: "Stop the 'Iranization' of Syria" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig