Sixth International Conference: Terrorism's Global Impact - Programme

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The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya held its Sixth International Conference on Counter-terrorism, entitled Terrorism's Global Impact, from 11-14 September 2006.[1]


September 11

The Second Lebanon War - Conclusions and Insights Connotations in Dealing with Terror and Guerrilla Warfare

Opening Remarks

Panel 1 - The War Preparations

  • Chair, Shabtai Shavit - Former Head of the Mossad; Chairman ICT Board of Directors.
  • Dr Brig. Gen. (Res) Ariel Heimann - Former Chief Reserve Officer, IDF.
  • Col (Res.) Shlomo Mofaz - International Consultant (terrorism & Intelligence) and ICT Research Fellow.
  • Maj. Gen. (Res.) Uri Sagi, Former Intelligence Director, IDF.
  • MK Dr. Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, former head of IDF Intelligence Research Division.

Panel 2 - Conduction of the War

  • Chair, Col. (Res.) Lior Lotan - Executive Director ICT
  • Maj. Gen. (Res.) Giora Eiland - Former Head of Israel's National Security Council.
  • Dr (Col. Res.) Shmuel Gordon - Head of the Technology and National Security Program, Holon Institute of Technology
  • Brig. Gen. (Res.) Ran Ronen (Pekker) - Former Senior Commander, Israeli Air Force.
  • Brig. Gen. Danny Van-Buren - Chief Reserve Officer, IDF.
  • Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yoram Yair

The Effects of the War on the Public Image of Political Leaders: Prime Minister Olmert and Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah

  • Shaul Kimhi - Psychology Department, Tei Hai Academic College, Israel.
  • Professor Yochanan Eshel - Psychology Department, Tei Hai Academic College and Haifa University.

Panel 3 - Ramifications of the War in Different Arenas

Opening Ceremony


Guest Speaker


Memorial ceremony commemorating victims of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US and victims of terrorism in Israel and throughout the world

September 12

Counter-Terrorism Policies: Best Practices

Film Screening - Suicide Killers

September 13

The Balkans as a Breeding Ground for Terrorists

  • Co-chair, Dr Shaul Shay, Head of IDF Military History Department, Senior Research Fellow, ICT.
  • Co-Chair, Darko Trifunovic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Prof. Gideon Biger, Professor of Geography, Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University.
  • Dr Dejan S. Miletic, Founder Member of the International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC), Director of the Center For Terrorism Research and Center for Globalization Studies at the Institute for Strategic Studies and Development "Braca Karic" university, Serbia.
  • Vojislav Milosevic, Director, Centre for Counter-Terrorism and World Peace, Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Prof. Dr Dragan Simeunovic, Director of the Center for Terrorism Research; Head of Post-Graduate Studies on Terrorism, Belgrade University, Serbia.

The Challenge of Suicide Terrorism

Non-Conventional Terrorism: Assessment of the Threat

Islamic Radicalism: Challenges to the Muslim World

Terrorism and Medicine

  • Co-chair, Prof. Shmuel Shapira, MD, MPH, Deputy Director General, Hadassah University Hospital.
  • Co-chair, Dr Leonard A. Cole, Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University, US.
  • Prof. Eran Dolev, Director of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • Dr Moshe Michaelson, Director, Emergency & Trauma Services, Rambam.
  • Dr Meir Oren, MD, MPH, M.Sc., Director-General, The Hillel-Yaffee Medical Center.

Anonymous and Accessible Communications: A Current Terror Arena

September 14

The Financing of Terrorism

Threat Asssessment as a Tool in Counter-Terrorism

Iran: International Terrorism and the Nuclear Threat

Lunch and Guest lecture

  • Radicalisation of the Sunni-Shi'a Divide: From Pakistan and Afghanistan to Iraq, Lebanon and the Gulf - Dr Ely Karmon, Senior Research Scholar, ICT, IDC Herzliya.

Terrorism Informatics and Data Mining

International Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism

Iran: State-Sponsored Terrorism

Conclusion of the Conference