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. 

 

Moderator:

Professor Yonah Alexander

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

           

Panel:

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

Seminars

 

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