What is the academic level of the course?
The course is equivalent to a MA level course at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.
How can I pay?
Payment is received via Paypal or via bank transfer.
How long does it take to complete the course?
The course typically takes 40 hours to complete, and can be carried out at each individual’s preferred pace.
When does the course begin?
The course will begin two weeks after payment has been received.
What are the application requirements?
You can find the application requirements here.
What is the framework of an online course?
The course is a mixed of lectures, readings, as well as videos.
Do I receive a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, you will receive an ICT certificate upon completion of your required assignments.
Are there assignments during the course?
Those who would like to receive an ICT Certificate will have to complete two short assignments which will be comprised of short answer and essay questions.
What is the ICT?
The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) was founded in 1996 and is one the leading academic institutes for counter-terrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. The ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, intelligence analysis, and national security and defense policy.
Why an online course?
The ICT, through its collaboration with the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, has provided undergraduate, graduate, and executive degrees to thousands of students and professionals in the last decade. With our programs consistently filled to capacity and demand ever-growing, we have developed a new multi-module format: The Online Course in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism.
The prestige and unique combination of top academic knowledge coupled with the Israeli Counter-Terrorism experience bring hundreds of students to Israel to participate academic and executive programs at ICT. The online course gives the ability to the student to earn this unique knowledge without the need to travel to Israel and spend valuable time and resources.
Who is the lecturer?
Dr. Boaz Ganor is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and serves as the Ronald Lauder Chair for Counter-Terrorism, the Deputy Dean of the Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, and is the head of the Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies Program (Bachelor Specialization, Graduate Degree, and Executive Program) at the IDC Herzliya.
Dr. Ganor is also the Founder and President of the International Academic Counter-Terrorism Community (ICTAC), an international association of academic institutions, experts, and researchers in fields related to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Dr. Ganor has served as an adviser in Israel to the Prime Minister's Office, the National Security Council, the Counter-Terrorism Bureau, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Transportation.
Dr. Ganor is a member of the International Advisory Council of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS), Nanyang Technological University, The Republic of Singapore. He is also co-founder of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR), a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania, USA; the Interdisciplinary Center, Israel; King’s College, United Kingdom; and the Regional Center on Conflict Prevention (RCCP), Jordan. Dr. Ganor was a Senior Fellow at The Memorial Institute for Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT), Oklahoma City, USA; and was a member of the International Advisory Team of the Manhattan Institute (CTCT) to the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Dr. Ganor has published numerous articles on terrorism and counter-terrorism. His book, "The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle – A Guide for Decision Makers" (Transaction Publishers, 2005), is used as a text book in universities around the world. He is also the editor of "Countering Suicide Terrorism" (2001) and "Post-Modern Terrorism" (2006). He is the co-editor of "Trends in International Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism" (2007), "Hypermedia Seduction for Terrorist Recruiting" (2007), and "Terrorism Informatics – Knowledge Management and Data Mining for Homeland Security" (2008). In 2008-2009 and 2010, Dr. Ganor served as a Koret Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He taught undergraduate counter-terrorism courses in the International Relations program at Stanford, as well as graduate courses at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is essential for students of counter-terrorism, security and strategy programs; law enforcement officers; first responders; military personnel; counter-terrorism experts; homeland security officials and private sector specialists.
What topics will be covered during the course?
• The Definition of Terrorism
• State Sponsored Terrorism
• Hybrid Terrorist Organizations
• Modern Terrorism Strategy
• Suicide Terrorism
• Global Jihad Terrorism
• Non-Conventional Terrorism
• Terrorism’s Use of the Internet
• Terrorism and the Media
• Dilemmas in Counter Terrorism Decision Making