December 16, 2016


"Latin America's Security Outlook:

Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Castro Era"

The seminar videos are available on UStream and C-SPAN.

     Latin America’s multiple security challenges include organized crime, terrorism, migration, economic development, and threats to democratic governance. 

     Experts with governmental, academic, and professional experience will discuss current and future trends as well as regional and global policy implications.



Professor Yonah Alexander

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



Professor Margaret Hayes

Former Director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University, senior staff on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and visiting fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses. She also held appointments at Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University. Currently, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Vice President of Evidence Based Research, Inc.


Diana Villiers Negroponte, Esq.

Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Chair, The Wilson Center


Bruce Zagaris, Esq.

Partner at Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP specializing in international criminal law as well as regulatory and enforcement aspects. His practice includes counseling in Latin America and other regions to individuals, entities, and governments. Since 1985 he has edited the International Enforcement Law Reporter


Fernando Jimenez, Esq.

Former legal advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank and Governor of the Basque Country in Spain. Currently, Director of TecnoLegal Consult LLC


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



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 



The Times of Israel on September 26, 2018: "The battle for the new Syria"

by Prof. Yonah Alexander and Dr. Milton Hoenig