February 23, 2017

 

19th Annual Event on

"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism:

Review of 2016 and Outlook for 2017"

 

The year 2016 represents one of the most troubling security challenges since 9/11. The human, political, economic, and strategic global costs will continue to grow in 2017 without more effective international cooperation.

A distinguished panel of experts discussed a wide range of related topics from the shifting security environment to “best practices” recommendations for the new U.S. administration and its partners abroad.

 

 

Opening Remarks:       

 

Michael S. Swetnam

 

CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

                                          

 

Moderator:                 

 

Professor Yonah Alexander

 

Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies        

 

                                                                                                                                 

 

Speakers:                     

 

Governor James S. Gilmore, III

 

Served as the 68th governor of Virginia. From 1999 to 2003, he chaired the Congressional Panel, known as the "Gilmore Commission," that assessed America’s capabilities to respond to a terrorist attack

 

 

 

Ambassador (ret.) Robert Hunter

 

Former National Security Council Director of West European and Middle East Affairs and United States Ambassador to NATO. Currently, Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS

 

 

 

Brigadier General David G. Reist, USMC (Ret.)

 

Operation Iraqi Freedom, Deputy Commanding General for Governance and Economics in Anbar Province (2006-2007)

 

 

 

The Honorable Bijan R. Kian

 

Highest ranking Iranian-American to serve three U.S. presidents and also was the Deputy Lead on the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community Landing Team on the Presidential Transition Team from November 2016 to January 2017

 

 

 

Dr. David Ottaway

 

Former Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post. Currently, Middle East Fellow, The Wilson Center

 

                                         

 

Closing Remarks:        

 

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)

 

Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

November 20, 2017

Spanish-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

November 13, 2017

Czech Republic-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

October 31, 2017

Can the State System and Separatism Co-Exist?

 

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"

 

Additional past events 

Op-ed

 

The Times of Israel on October 25, 2017: "Nuclear Terrorism: Before its too late" by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig