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ICT's Executive Program Upcoming program: Summer 2016

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The Executive Certificate Program in Counter-Terrorism Studies

will be held from July 8th-27th, 2018

Register by April 30th and receive a $500 discount

Subject to a $500 deposit

The Counter-Terrorism Studies Program combines academic study, simulations, workshops and on-site briefings. The course provides concentrated, in-depth exposure to the phenomenon of modern terrorism and its characteristics, modus operandi, scope and dissemination throughout the world. In addition, participants will obtain an understanding of the challenge this phenomenon presents to decision-makers, security establishments, first responders and the business sector, based on the experience Israel has accumulated in the field.

Circumstances have forced Israel to develop sophisticated counter-terrorism strategies and techniques and to amass extensive knowledge regarding terrorism. The program will allow participants from around the globe to benefit from Israel’s experience and advanced international counter-terrorism efforts.

*The Courses are subject to Changes

Modern Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Strategies

By Prof. Boaz Ganor

This course will explore the phenomena of modern and post-modern terrorism, including definitions, the connections between terrorism, media and public opinion, and specific modus operandi, such as suicide terrorism and non-conventional terrorism. It will also include: intelligence, offensive and defensive measures, deterrence, punitive and legal measures and international cooperation.

Financing Terrorism - the Threat and the Response

By Dr. Eitan Azani

The course will deal with the financing of terror organizations and Global Jihad in three parts: The nature of the threat and the sources of financing (independent, state-sponsors of terrorism, charitable organizations, crime). The course will also examine financing from the viewpoint of the terror organizations - religious law authorization and fundraising efforts in a hostile and changing environment (the counter-financing campaign). Also presentation of test cases and their analysis - Hizballah, Global Jihad. 

New Battelfields / Old Laws

By Prof. William C. Banks and Prof. Richard Shultz

The course is composed of two modules. The first part of the course will explore the legal aspects of confronting terrorism and radicalization through case studies and the development of basic principles of international and domestic laws to examine problems of intelligence investigations and surveillance, interrogation and detention of terrorist suspects, criminal prosecution and its methods and military responses to terrorists.  The second part of the course will describe developments since the Cold War ended that, it is proposed, have set in motion a shift in the paradigm of war from 20th century interstate conventional was to 21st century intrastate irregular shift in motion, focusing on non-state armed groups and authoritarian state actors who employ irregular warfare instruments in pursuit of their political objectives. finally, we will identify srategies the U.S. has employed to meet the challenges posed by irregular warfare threats it has faced since 9/11.


Counter-Terrorism Issues and Challenges for Homeland Security

By Prof. Bruce Hoffman

The course will deal with current and future trends and patterns in terrorism, as well as levels of cooperation between police, military and civilian agencies, intelligence analysis and dissemination, preparing for CBRN terrorism and terrorist exploitation of the internet and other media.

Understanding Terrorism and Counterterrorism 

By Prof. Daniel Byman

This course will explore important comcepts for understanding terrorism, such as ideology, strategy, and group dynamics. The course will then examine the histories and current trajectories of several leading groups like the Islamic State and Hezbollah. The final section of the course assesses the strengths and weaknesses of various counter-terrorism instruments, ranging from drones to efforts to counter violent extremism. 

The Terrorism Threat: Where do we stand? What needs to be done? 

By Mr. Brian Jenkins

The course will include among others, the following issues: “Where do we stand against Al Qaeda", “Do-It-Yourself Terrorism: Countering Homegrown Terrorism in the United States and Europe”, “Dilemmas in Homeland Security Policy: Transportation, Aviation and Maritime Terrorism” and “Post-Modern Terrorism: Assessing the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism”.