October 31, 2017


Can the State System and Separatism Co-Exist?


The seminar video can be viewed on UStream.


The political, social, economic, and strategic implications of the contemporary evolving trend of separatism in the name of self-determination is an emerging security concern nationally, regionally, and globally. The question is whether ethnic, racial, religious, and national movements seeking to establish distinct independent entities within their own homelands by various means will be forces for stability or chaos?


A major task therefore is to identify warning signals as well as to propose remedies for peaceful conflict resolutions within and among nations.


A panel of experts will deal with historical lessons, examine case studies (e.g. Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa), and offer recommendations for the Trump Administration and the international community. 



Professor Yonah Alexander

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



Professor David Kanin

Adjunct Professor of European Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; former senior analyst, Central Intelligence Agency


Dr. Fernando Jimenez

Former legal advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank and Governor of the Basque Country in Spain


Dr. Hussein Ibish

Senior Resident Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington


Professor Marvin G. Weinbaum

Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan Studies, Middle East Institute



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