INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT
POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES
"Preventing WMD Terrorism:
Past Lessons and Future Outlook"
Bill Gates recently warned world leaders at the Munich Conference of security threats from bioterrorism. Coupled with chemical, radiological, and nuclear dangers, we are in the midst of an age of “super terrorism.” In the face of this growing reality, a panel of experts assessed past lessons, identified potential concerns, and provided recommendations for the new U.S. administration and the international community to prevent, deter, and mitigate mass destruction challenges.
Opening remarks were given Michael S. Swetnam, CEO and Chairman of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The panel was moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander, Director of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The panel consisted of: Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Susan Coller-Monarez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategy and Analysis, Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute; Kyle Olson, President of The Olson Group, Ltd and a consultant to the public and private sectors on arms control issues such as chemical terrorism challenges; and The Hon. Tevi Troy, PhD, CEO of the American Health Policy Institute, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and author of Shall We Wake the President? Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office. Closing remarks were given by General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
Watch the seminar below or on Ustream here.