July 25, 2018


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

In the aftermath of the summit meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents and its implications for global security concerns, an emerging critical question is whether traditional diplomacy can continue to serve as an effective statecraft in combating terrorism.


Former distinguished American ambassadors will discuss past experiences and offer recommendations for the Trump administration to further international cooperation.


Opening Remarks:   

Professor Don Wallace, Jr.

Chairman, International Law Institute



Professor Yonah Alexander

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

for Policy Studies



Ambassador (ret.) Charles Ray

Former US Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs

Author of “Ethical Dilemmas and the Practice of Diplomacy” (2017)

Ambassador (ret.) Ron Neumann

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan

Currently President, American Academy of Diplomacy.

Author of Three Embassies, Four Wars: A Personal Memoir (2017)


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



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 



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