March 23, 2017

 

"Preventing WMD Terrorism:

Past Lessons and Future Outlook"

 

 

 

Bill Gates recently warned world leaders at the Munich Conference of security threats from bioterrorism. Also, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has just reported that its 2017 “doomsday clock” is “two and a half minutes to midnight.” Coupled with chemical, radiological, and nuclear dangers, we are in the midst of an age of “super terrorism.”

 

 

 

In the face of this growing reality, a panel of experts will assess past lessons, identify potential concerns, and provide recommendations for the new U.S. administration and the international community to prevent, deter, and mitigate mass destruction challenges.

 

 

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         

 

                                                                                                                                 

 

Panel:                          

 

Dr. Rita Colwell

 

Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

 

                                                        

 

Dr. Susan Coller Monarez

 

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategy and Analysis, Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security

 

                                                          

 

Dr. Richard Weitz

 

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis, Hudson Institute

 

 

 

Kyle Olson

 

President, The Olson Group, Ltd. He is a consultant to the public and private sectors on arms control issues such as chemical terrorism challenges

 

                                                        

 

The Hon. Tevi Troy, PhD

 

CEO, American Health Policy Institute. Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Author, Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office

 

 

 

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

 

 

December 7, 2017

Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership

 

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