April 30, 2018

 

20th Annual Event

"Combating Terrorism:

National, Regional, and Global Lessons

for the Next Decade and Beyond"

Terrorism by state and non-state actors poses threats to individuals, communities, nations and perhaps even to the very survival of civilization itself. The potential political, social, economic, and strategic costs are likely to grow if we do not learn the historical lessons and the norms required to prevent future challenges.

 

A panel of experts will discuss a wide range of topics, including WMD concerns as well as the roles of diplomacy, the military, democracy, and the media in combating terrorism at home and abroad.

 

 

Opening 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

 

Moderator:                

Professor Yonah Alexander

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

 

Speakers:                    

The Honorable Guy Roberts

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

 

Professor 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

 

Carl Gershman

President of the National Endowment for Democracy; formerly, Senior Counselor to the United States Representative to the United Nations

 

Professor Marvin Kalb

Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, senior advisor to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

 

                               

IUCTS Highlights

Seminars

 

July 25, 2018

"The Role of Diplomacy in Combating Terrorism: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"

 

April 30, 2018

"Combating Terrorism: National, Regional, and Global Lessons for the Next Decade and Beyond"

 

March 1, 2018

"Balkan Security Challenges: Past Lessons and Future Outlook"

 

February 27, 2018

"Punctuated Equilibria Paradigm and Security in the Modern World"

 

February 9, 2018

Combating Terrorism: Reflections over the Generations

 

January 31, 2018

National, Regional, and Global Terrorism: An Israeli Perspective

 

December 19, 2017

Security Challenges in the Balkans: Quo Vadis?

 

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