INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES AT
POTOMAC INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES
The 18th Annual Event
"International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism:
Review of 2015 and Outlook for 2016"
The international community has faced two major categories of security challenges in 2015. The first stems from “natural disasters” (e.g. infectious disease epidemics) and the second consists of “man-made threats” (e.g. radicalization and violence). The purpose of the 18th annual security event was to focus on past lessons of international cooperation in combating human calamities and extremist actors as well as to assess the prospects for regional and global multilateral policies and actions in 2016.
The distinguished panel of political, military, diplomatic, and academic experts discussed a wide range of topics from the shifting security environment to counter-terrorism partnership strategies.
Date : Monday, February 8, 2016
Place: The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Holeman Lounge
Washington, D.C. 20045
Michael S. Swetnam
CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Governor Tom Ridge
First Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Also, former Governor of Pennsylvania. Currently, Chairman of Ridge Global and Co-Chair of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
Former United States Senator and Attorney General of the State of Connecticut. Also, the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate in 2000. Currently, Senior Counsel at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, & Friedman LLP and Co-Chair of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
Major General Omar Al Khaldi
The Defense, Military, Naval & Air Attache, Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Dr. Gamini Keerawella
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Sri Lanka
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
You may view a video of this seminar on C-SPAN here.