World Summit on Counter Terrorism: Terrorism's Global Impact - ICT's 9th International Conference

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The World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Terrorism’s Global Impact The 9th International Conference of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism took place at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel on 7-10 December 2009.[1]

Schedule

Monday, September 7, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya Opening Evening 19:00 Reception 20:00 Greetings:

Special Award Ceremony, honoring the Guardians of the ICT:

Keynote speakers:

  • Congressman Mike Rogers, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Counter-terrorism and Human Intelligence, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S.A.

Topic: America’s War on Terrorism in Year Eight

Tuesday, September 8, at the Center for Performing Arts, Herzliya Plenary Session Morning Sessions 9:00 – 11:00

  • Prof. Alex Mintz, Dean of Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy; Director of Program on Applied Decision Analysis (PADA), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

Topic: The Cognitive Fingerprint of Terrorists

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Moshe Yaalon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs, Israel
  • Mr. Dan Meridor, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy, Israel
  • Dr. Yaron Zalika, Former Accountant General, Ministry of Finance, Israel

11:00 – 11:30 - Break 11:30 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Sessions 14:30 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:00 - Break 17:00 – 19:00

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Mr. Jonathan Davis, Head of the Raphael Recanati International School, Vice President for External Relations, IDC Herzliya, Israel[3]

Wednesday, September 9, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya Workshop Sessions 09:00 Reception 09:30 - 12:30 Morning Workshops 1. Renditions and Guantanamo - Challenges of Terrorism Prosecution in the Post-Bush Era.

  • Adv. Dvora Chen, Attorney at Law, Former Director of the Department of Security Matters, State Attorney's Office, Ministry of Justice, Israel
  • Col. Adv. Daniel Reisner, Former Head of the International Law Branch, IDF Legal Division, Israel
  • Prof. William C. Banks, Director, Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism, Syracuse University, U.S.A.
  • Prof. Emanuel Gross, Senior Lecturer, Haifa University, Israel
  • Adv. Shai Nitzan, Deputy State Attorney for Special Affairs, Israel

2. Leaderless Jihad or Organized Scheme? - Global Jihad Structure and Modus Operandi.

  • Dr. Col. (Res.) Shaul Shay, Head of Security Policy Division, National Security Council; Senior Research Fellow, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr. Ariel Merari, Professor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Dr. Col. (Ret.) Eitan Azani, Deputy Director, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • Col. Behram A. Sahukar, Research Fellow, United Service Institution, India
  • Prof. Gabriel Weimann, Department of Communications, University of Haifa, Israel

3. Terrorism and Democracy - Do Our Values Protect Us or Threaten Us?

  • Dr. Boaz Ganor, Executive Director of ICT, Deputy Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • Dr. Peter Berkowitz, Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow Hoover Institution, Stanford University Washington Office, U.S.A.
  • Prof. Asa Kasher, Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair in Professional Ethics and Philosophy of Practice, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Dr. Randall G. Rogan, Associate Dean Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wake Forest University, U.S.A.
  • Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan, Former IDF Deputy Chief, Former National Security Adviser, Israel
  • Mr. Eugen Wollfarth, German Diplomat; Head of Counter-Terrorism Task Force in the Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office), Berlin, Germany

4. National Security Prisons as a Mechanism for Countering Terrorism

12:30 -14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 -17:00 Afternoon Workshops 1. Converging Paradigms in Modern Asymmetric Warfare

  • Prof. William C. Banks, Director, Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism, Syracuse University, U.S.A.
  • Mr. Abraham Sofaer, George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Hoover Institution, U.S.A.
  • Mrs. Daphné Richemond-Barak, Lecturer, Radzyner School of Law, IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • Mr. Geoffrey S. Corn, Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston, U.S.A.
  • Ms. Corri Zoli, Research Fellow, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University
  • Ms. Keli Perrin, Assistant Director, Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism (INSCT), Syracuse University, U.S.A.
  • Mr. Eric Jensen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Fordham University Law School, U.S.A.

2. How Does an Extreme Ideology From 100 Years Ago Influence Our Life Today? – The Muslim Brotherhood and Us.

3. Manipulation of Western Mainstream News Media in Asymmetrical Warfare

4. Is the Prison System Rehabilitating Terrorists or Radicalizing Them? - Challenges of Working with Imprisoned Terrorists.

  • Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato, Former Commissioner of the Israeli Prison Service, Israel
  • Ms. Sagit Yehoshua, Applied Criminologist, Ph. D. Candidate, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr. Mark Hamm, Professor of Criminology, Indiana State University, U.S.A.
  • Mr. Joel Mowbray, Syndicated Columnist, U.S.A.[4]

Thursday, September 10, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya Workshop Sessions 09:30-12:30 - Morning Workshops 1. Where is the Western Society Heading? - Demography, Immigration and Terrorism.

  • Dr. Peter Neumann, Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), U.K.
  • Mr. Jonathan S. Paris, Associate Fellow, International Center for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King’s College London, U.K.
  • Mr. Michael Whine, Director, Government & International Affairs at the Community Security Trust, U.K.
  • Mr. John Solomon, Global Head of Terrorism Research at World-Check, Singapore
  • Dr. Daniel Pipes, Director, The Middle East Forum, U.S.A.
  • Ms. Yehudit Barsky, Director, Division on Middle East and International Terrorism, American Jewish Committee, U.S.A.

2. On The Legal Battlefield - What are the Particular Requirements for Achieving Success in Prosecuting Terrorism Trails?

  • Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Fighel, Senior Researcher, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel
  • Adv. Barry Jonas, Prosecutor, Department of Justice Counter-Terrorism Section, U.S.A.
  • Adv. Sean Carter, Cozen O’Connor Law Firm, U.S.A.
  • Adv. David Scharia, Legal Officer, Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) of the UN Security Council
  • Adv. Brooke Goldstein, Director, The Legal Project at the Middle East Forum; Director, The Children's Rights Institute, U.S.A.

3. The Ethical Challenges of Fighting Terrorism - The Gaza War as a Case Study

  • Prof. Asa Kasher, Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair in Professional Ethics and Philosophy of Practice, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Daniel Beaudoin, Humanitarian Operations and Civil-Military Advisor, Israel
  • Ms. Yael Shahar, ICT Researcher, Israel
  • Col. John E. Chere Jr., Army Attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Col. Bentzi Gruber, Deputy Commander of a Reserve Armored Division, I.D.F., Israel

8 4. How Can Modern Policing Assimilate CT with Many Other Conflicting Assignments? - Synergic CT Policing.

5. CBRN Terrorism - Prevention, Detection, Scenarios, Response

12:30 -14:00 - Lunch Break 14:00-17:00 - Afternoon Workshops 1. Is Technology Working for Us or Against Us? - New Trends in CT Technology and the Use of Technology by the Terrorists.

  • Dr. Yuval Eshed, Senior Research Fellow, ICT, Israel
  • Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Arik Yakuel, Former Head of the Israeli Police Strategic Planning and Technology Department, Israel
  • Dr. Gil Ariely, Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), ICT, Israel
  • Mr. Dror Erez, Manager, C4-Security LTD, Israel
  • Mr. Eric Herren, Senior Consultant, ISSN and ICT, Switzerland

2. Middle East or Missile East? - Analyzing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and its Ramifications on the Middle East and International Terrorism

Notes

  1. Schedule - World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Terrorism’s Global Impact, September 7-10, 2009, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, accessed 8 February 2010.
  2. Schedule - World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Terrorism’s Global Impact, September 7-10, 2009, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, accessed 8 February 2010.
  3. Schedule - World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Terrorism’s Global Impact, September 7-10, 2009, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, accessed 8 February 2010.
  4. Schedule - World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Terrorism’s Global Impact, September 7-10, 2009, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, accessed 8 February 2010.
  5. Schedule - World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Terrorism’s Global Impact, September 7-10, 2009, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, accessed 8 February 2010.