September 11, 2017


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



As we mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11, is the worst yet to come? Will al-Qa’ida and its expanding network continue to threaten global security concerns? And what are the prospects of the U.S. and its allies to ultimately defeat al-Qa’ida as well as other terrorist actors, such as Daesh and the Taliban?




A panel with extensive government and academic experience will consider these issues and provide recommendations for comprehensive response strategies focusing on legal, law enforcement, intelligence, diplomatic, and military measures.




Opening Remarks:       

Michael S. Swetnam

CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies                              



Professor Yonah Alexander

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



Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann (Ret.)

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan; currently President, American Academy of Diplomacy


Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman

Former FBI Legal Attaché in the Middle East


Dr. Mir Sadat

Policy Strategist, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; formerly Professor of National Security and Foreign Policy, National Intelligence University


Professor Don Wallace, Jr.

Chairman, International Law Institute         


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