2009 Conference Updates  

 Conference Updates*

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at IDC Herzliya is pleased to announce its World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: ICT's 9th Annual International Conference, which will take place in Herzliya, Israel, on September 7–10, 2009.

Conference plenary sessions on September 8 will take place at the Center for Performing Arts in Herzliya. Workshop sessions on September 9-10 will be conducted at campus of IDC Herzliya.

ICT's Annual International Conference has become one of the most influential annual events in the field of counter-terrorism. It has achieved international recognition for its high-powered environment in which counter-terror experts, security professionals and leading academic scholars from around the world network, establish essential cooperation mechanisms, and exchange views on best practices.

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Confirmed Speakers

With the conference date rapidly approaching, the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism is currently in the process of assembling workshops and defining the conference schedule. The ICT is proud to announce that the following speakers have already confirmed their participation:

Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato, Former Commissioner of the Israeli Prison Service, Israel

Mr. Yitzhak Aharonovich, Minister of Internal Security, Israel

Dr. Gil Ariely, Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO), ICT, Israel

Maj. Gen. Shahar Ayalon, Deputy Commissioner, Israel Police, Israel

Dr. Col. (Ret.) Eitan Azani, Deputy Director, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Prof. William C. Banks, Director, Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism, Syracuse University, U.S.A.

Ms. Yehudit Barsky, Director, Division on Middle East and International Terrorism, American Jewish Committee, U.S.A.

Mr. Alain Bauer, President, French Strategic Security Mission; Co-founder, Defence and National Security Council (CDSN), France

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Daniel Beaudoin, Humanitarian Operations and Civil-Military Advisor, Israel

Dr. Günther Beckstein, Former Minister-President of Bavaria, Germany

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Eitan Ben Eliyahu, Former Commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF)

Col. (Res.) Ori Ben Yehuda, Director for CBRN in the Counter-Terrorism Bureau at the National Security Council, Israel

Dr. Barak Benzur, Lecturer, IDC Herzliya, and Former Senior Director, I.S.A., Israel

Dr. Peter Berkowitz, Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Washington Office, U.S.A.

Lt. Col. (Res.) Dr. Avi Bitzur, Home-Front Defense Expert, Israel

Dr. David Bogolub, Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, Louisiana State University, U.S.A.

Mr. Ilja Bonsen, Managing Consultant, IB Consultancy, Netherlands

Dr. Yuri Byaly, Vice President for Research of the Experimental Creativity Center, Russian Federation

Sheriff James A. Cannon Jr., Charleston County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Adv. Sean Carter, Cozen O’Connor Law Firm, U.S.A.

Adv. Dvora Chen, Attorney at Law, Former Director of the Department of Security Matters, State Attorney's Office, Ministry of Justice, Israel

Col. John E. Chere Jr., Army Attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel

Mr. Geoffrey S. Corn, Associate Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston, U.S.A.

H.E. James Cunningham, Ambassador of the United States of America to Israel

Mr. Henrique Cymerman, La Vanguardia, Spanish TV Network Antena 3 Televisión, Portugal

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

Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan, Former IDF Deputy Chief, Former National Security Adviser, Israel

MK Avi Dichter, Former Minister of Internal Security, Israel

Det. First Grade (Ret.) Mordecai Dzikansky, NYPD Intelligence Division, U.S.A.

Mr. Dror Erez, Manager, C4-Security LTD, Israel

Dr. Yuval Eshed, Senior Research Fellow, ICT, Israel

Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Fighel, Senior Researcher, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Robert R. Friedmann, Director, Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, U.S.A.

Prof. Hillel Frisch, Senior Research Fellow, BESA Center, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Dr. Boaz Ganor, Executive Director of ICT, Deputy Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Adv. Brooke Goldstein, Director, The Legal Project at the Middle East Forum; Director, The Children's Rights Institute, U.S.A.

Mr. Stuart Green, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, U.S.A.

Prof. Emanuel Gross, Senior Lecturer, Haifa University, Israel

Col. Bentzi Gruber, Deputy Commander of a Reserve Armored Division, I.D.F., Israel

Mr. Alexandre Guessel, Head of Public International Law and Anti-Terrorism Division, Council of Europe

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. Eric Herren, Senior Consultant, ISSN and ICT, Switzerland

Mr. Ehud Ilan, Former Head of the Investigation Division, I.S.A., Israel

Mr. Eric Jensen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Fordham University Law School, U.S.A.

Adv. Barry Jonas, Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, U.S.A.

Mr. Michał Tomasz Kamiński, President, European Conservatives and Reformists Political Group, European Parliament, European Union

Dr. Yoram Kahati, Research Fellow, ICT; Deputy Director, Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), Israel

Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior Research Scholar, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Prof. Asa Kasher, Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair in Professional Ethics and Philosophy of Practice, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Brig. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Head of the Operations Department, Central Command Headquarters, I.D.F., Israel

Dr. Sergey Kurginyan, President, International Public Foundation Experimental Creative Center, Russian Federation

Dr. Uzi Landau, Minister of National Infrastructures, Israel

Dr. Richard Landes, Department of History, Boston University, U.S.A.

Dr. Matthew Levitt, Senior Fellow and Director of the Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, U.S.A.

MK Tzipi Livni, Chairperson of the Kadima Movement and Chairperson of the Opposition, Israel

Col. (Res.) Adv. Lior Lotan, Former Executive Director, ICT, Israel

Mr. Moshe Loebel, Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University and Jerusalem College of Technology; Homeland Security Consultant, Israel

Mr. Brett Lovegrove, Former Head of Counter-Terrorism at City of London Police, U.K.

Maj. Gen. Dov Lutzky, Deputy Commissioner and Head of Operations in the Israel Prison Service, Israel

Dr. Ariel Merari, Professor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Mr. Dan Meridor, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy, Israel

Mr. Steve Merley, Senior Analyst, NEFA Foundation, U.S.A.

Prof. Alex Mintz, Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

Mr. Denis Monette, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nassau, New York, U.S.A.

Col. (Res.) Shlomo Mofaz, International Counter-Terrorism Consultant, Research Associate, ICT, Israel

Mr. Daniel Moro, Chief Editor of TG5, Italy

Mr. Joel Mowbray, Syndicated Columnist, U.S.A.

Mrs. Didi Nelson, Law Enforcement Coordination Manager, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia, U.S.A.

Dr. Peter Neumann, Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), King’s College London, U.K.

Adv. Shai Nitzan, Deputy State Attorney for Special Affairs, Israel

Mr. Jonathan S. Paris, Associate Fellow, International Center for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King’s College London; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, U.K.

Mr. Reuven Paz, Director, Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM), GLORIA Center, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Ms. Keli Perrin, Assistant Director, Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism (INSCT), Syracuse University, U.S.A.

Dr. Daniel Pipes, Director, The Middle East Forum, U.S.A.

Mr. Noah Pollak, Assistant Editor of the Middle East Quarterly, U.S.A.

Prof. Uriel Reichman, President, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Col. Adv. Daniel Reisner, Former Head of the International Law Branch, IDF Legal Division, Israel

Mr. Uri Resnick, Deputy Director, Department for UN Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Mrs. Daphné Richemond-Barak, Lecturer, Radzyner School of Law, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Randall G. Rogan, Associate Dean Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wake Forest University, U.S.A.

Congressman Mike Rogers, Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee on Terrorism, U.S.A.

Col. Behram A. Sahukar, Research Fellow, United Service Institution, India

Mr. Ronald Sandee, Director of Analysis and Research, NEFA Foundation, U.S.A.

Adv. David Scharia, Legal Officer, Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) of the UN Security Council

Ms. Yael Shahar, ICT Researcher, Israel

Dr. Col. (Res.) Shaul Shay, Head of Security Policy Division, National Security Council; Senior Research Fellow, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Mr. Shabtai Shavit, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ICT; Former Head of the Mossad, Israel

Dr. Yehoshua Socol, Chairman, Academic Forum for Nuclear Awareness; Director, Falcon Analytics Consultancy, Israel

Mr. Abraham Sofaer, George P. Shultz Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, U.S.A.

Mr. John Solomon, Global Head of Terrorism Research, World-Check, Singapore

Mr. Lee Smith, Visiting Fellow, The Hudson Institute, U.S.A.

Mr. Mike Smith, Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations

Ms. Tamar Sternthal, Director of the Israel office of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), Israel

Brig. Gen. Haim Szmulewitz, Legal Advisor of the Israeli Prisons Service, Israel

Prof. Gabriel Weimann, Department of Communications, University of Haifa, Israel

Mr. Michael Whine, Director, Government & International Affairs at the Community Security Trust, U.K.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Moshe Yaalon, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Strategic Affairs, Israel

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Arik Yakuel, Former Head of the Israeli Police Strategic Planning and Technology Department, Israel

Ms. Sagit Yehoshua, Applied Criminologist, Ph. D. Candidate, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Dr. Yaron Zalika, Former Accountant General, Ministry of Finance, Israel

Prof. Eyal Zisser, Director, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Ms. Corri Zoli, Research Fellow, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University, U.S.A.


*Conference content and schedule are subject to change.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to your participation in our
9th Annual International Conference
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