Confirmed Speakers 2011  

Confirmed Speakers* 

The ICT is proud to announce that the following speakers have already confirmed their participation in the 11th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism. The list of confirmed speakers is regularly updated as we recieve additional confirmations.

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Maj. Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog, Former Commander of the Southern Command, Israel Defense Force, Israel

Dr. Rateb Amro
, Director General and Founder, Horizon Center for Studies and Research, Jordan

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dani Arditi, Former National Security Adviser, Israel

Prof. Moshe Arens
, Former Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs, Israel

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

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Gabi Ashkenazi
, Former Chief of Staff, IDF, Israel

Ms. Sharon Attia,
Ph.D. Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom

Mr. Daniel Ayalon, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Mr. Shahar Ayalon, Commander, Fire and Rescue Service, Israel

Dr. Eitan Azani, Deputy Director, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Sheriff Lee Baca, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, U.S.A.

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

Dr. Shmuel Bar, Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Admiral (ret.) Abraham Ben-Shoshan, Former Commander of the Navy, Israel Defense Forces, Israel

Dr. Barak Ben Zur,
Lecturer, IDC Herzliya, and Former Senior Director, Israel Security Agency (ISA), Israel

Dr. Rony Berger, Director, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Unit, Brit Olam and Fellow, Psychology Beyond Borders and Faculty, Emergency Medicine Program, Israel

Mr. Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council, U.S.A.

Dr. Benedetta Berti
, Associate Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Mr. Frank Van Beuningen, Head, Counter Terrorism and National Security Division, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Mr. Raoul Bittel, Deputy Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Israel and the Occupied Territories

Mr. David Blose
, Counter-Terrorism Analyst, Intelligence Fusion Centre, N.A.T.O.

Dr. Richard Chasdi, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Center of Academic Excellence in National Security Intelligence Studies, U.S.A.

Mr. Weixiong Chen, Deputy Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations

Col. (Res.) Ronen Cohen, Research Associate, ICT, IDC Herzliya, and Former Head of the Terrorism Section, IDF Military Intelligence, Israel

Dr. Leonard Cole
, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.

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

Prof. Irwin Cotler
, Member of Canadian Parliament and Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Canada

Commissioner Yohanan Danino, General Commissioner of Police, Israel

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

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Uzi Dayan,
Former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff, Former National Security Adviser, Israel

Dr. Israel Elad-Altman, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy and Strategy (IPS), IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Giora Eliraz,
  Research Fellow, Institute for Counter Terrorism, IDC, Herzliya, Israel

Adv. Ophir Falk, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Haifa & Research Associate, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

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

Dr. Jonathan Fine, Research Fellow, ICT and Academic Advisor, Raphael Recanati International School, Program in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Congressman Trent Franks,
Member, Armed Services Committee, House of Representatives, U.S.A.

Commissioner Andrew Friedman, Commissioner, Los Angeles Fire Department, U.S.A.

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

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

Mrs. Deborah Garner, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, U.S.A.

Dr. Marc A. Genest:  Forrest Sherman Chair of Public Diplomacy in the Strategy and Policy Department and Co-Director of the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups, U.S. Naval War College, U.S.A.

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad, Head of the Political, Military and Policy Bureau, Ministry of Defense, Israel

Adv. Brooke Goldstein,
Director, The Lawfare Project, U.S.A.

Mr. Oded Granot,
Head of the Middle East Desk, Israeli TV Channel 1, Israel

Prof. Oren Gross
, Irving Younger Professor of Law & Director, Institute for International Legal & Security Studies, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Chief Michael Grossman: Commander, Homeland Security Division, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, U.S.A.

Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mr. Ye Hailin
, Deputy Head of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences - Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, China

Dr. Miriam Halperin Wernli, Vice President, Deputy Head Global Clinical Development, Global Head Business & Science Affairs, Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland

Dr. Brian Hay,
Chair of Canada’s Mackenzie Institute, Canada

Dr. Markus Hellenthal, Former CEO & President of Thales Deutschland, former CEO of the Business Unit Global Security of EADS (now Cassidian) and former Chief Border Guards and Aviation Security of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Michael Hopmeier, President, Unconventional Concepts, Inc., U.S.A.

Mr. Avi Issacharoff, Palestinian and Arab Affairs Correspondent, Ha’aretz Daily Newspaper, Israel

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Ivry,
President of Boeing Israel and Former Deputy Chief of Staff, IDF, Israeli Ambassador to the US and National Security Advisor, Israel

Mr. Michael Jacobson, Senior Advisor to the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, State Department, U.S.A.

Prof. Eric T. Jensen, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Law, Fordham University, U.S.A.

Ms. Noam Jolles, Thesis Student,  Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Prof. Liu Kang
, Dean of Shangai Jiaton University - Institute of Arts and Humanities, China and Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

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

Prof. Martin Kramer,
Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, and President-designate of Shalem College, Israel

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

Dr. Uzi Landau,
Minister of National Infrastructures, Israel

Mr. Paul Landes,
Director, Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority (IMPA), Ministry of Justice, Israel

Dr. Heidi Elizabeth Lane,
Director Greater Middle East Research Study Group/Area of Study Track, United States Naval War College, U.S.A.

Dr. Matthew Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, U.S.A.

Lt. Gen. (Res.) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Former Chief of Staff, IDF, Israel

Ms. Tallie Lipkin-Shahak, Journalist, IDF Radio, Israel

MK Tzipi Livni, Leader of the Opposition and Head of the Kadima Party, Israel

Col. (Res.) Adv. Lior Lotan, Former Executive Director, and Senior Researcher, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Amichai Magen, Head of Political Development and Senior Researcher, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Gen. Ashok K. Mehta, Former General Officer Commanding, Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) in Sri Lanka, India

Mr. Colin Mellis, Policy Advisor, Ministry of Security and Justice, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV), Directorate of Policy and Strategy, The Netherlands

Prof. David Menashri, Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Ariel Merari,
Professor Emeritus, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

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

Dr. Hans van Miert,
Strategic Analyst, Ministry of Security and Justice, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, The Netherlands

Mr. Alistair Millar,
Director, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, U.S.A.

Prof. Alex Mintz, Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Shaul Mofaz,
Chairman, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Israeli Knesset ; Former Minister of Defense and Former IDF Chief of Staff, Israel

Col. (Res.) Shlomo Mofaz
, Research Associate, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Assaf Moghadam, Senior Lecturer, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy and Senior Researcher, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), IDC Herzliya, Israel

Mr. Denis Monette, Chairman of STARCOM (Stop Terrorism Aggressive Response Coordinated Operational Management) and Former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nassau, New York, U.S.A.

Commander (Col.) Ilan Mor, Head Operations, Tel-Aviv District, Israel Police

Brig. Gen. Yoav "Poli" Mordechai,
Spokesperson, Israel Defense Forces, Israel

Mr. Daniele Moro,
Visiting Scholar, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.

Dr. Samuel Musa, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University (NDU), U.S.A.

Mr. Salameh Nematt, Founder and Principal, Pillar Seven & Former Washington Bureau Chief, Al Hayat, Jordan

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel, Director, Counter-Terrorism Bureau, Israel

Mr. Jonathan S. Paris,
Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council, U.S.A.

Ambassador William Paterson,
Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Australia

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

Ms. Smadar Peri, Chief Arab World Correspondent, Yediot Aharonot, Israel

Adv. Elad Popovich, Researcher, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), IDC Herzliya, Israel

Prof. Uzi Rabi, Chair, Department of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Mr. Don Radlauer, Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict (ISAC), Israel

Prof. Uriel Reichman,
President, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Prof. Fernando Reinares,
Professor of Political Science, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and Senior Analyst on International Terrorism, Real Instituto Elcano Madrid, Spain

Col. (Res.) Adv. Daniel Reisner, Former Head, International Law Branch, Israel Defense Force Legal Division & Research Associate, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

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

Dr. Randall G. Rogan,
Associate Dean, Wake Forest University, U.S.A.

Dr. Nicholas Rostow
, Director, Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies and Distinguished Research Professor, National Defense University, U.S.A.

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Danny Rothschild, Director, Institute of Policy and Strategy (IPS), IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Harvey Rubin,
Director, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR), University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Uri Sagi, Former Head, Military Intelligence Directorate, Israel

(Ret.) Behram A. Sahukar, The Parachute Regiment (Special Forces), Indian Army, India

Dr. Jose Sanmartin
, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Alicante, Spain

Captain Thomas Sass, MG Wild Bill Donovan Special Operations Forces Chair, Joint Military Operations, U.S. Naval War College, U.S.A.

Prof. Alex P. Schmid, Director of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) & Former Officer-in-Charge of the Terrorism Prevention Branch, The United Nations, The Netherlands

Mr. Robert H. Serry,
Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations

Ms. Yael Shahar,
Senior Researcher, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

MK Silvan Shalom,
Vice Prime Minister & Minister for Regional Cooperation, Israel

Ambassador Daniel Shapiro
, United States Ambassador to Israel, U.S.A.

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

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

Col. (Res.) Gili Shenhar, Senior Researcher of Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness, The National Trauma Center Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Israel

Dr. Joshua Sinai,
Associate Professor/Research, NDSSL-VBI, Virginia Tech (National Capital Region), Arlington, VA, U.S.A.

Mr. Wayne Smith, Special Agent in Charge, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, U.S.A.

Prof. Gerald Steinberg, Executive Director, NGO Monitor & Founder, Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Mr. Leonard Stern, Director General of Communications, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Ottawa, Canada

Mr. Shale D. Stiller,
Partner, DLA Piper LLP & Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Law School, U.S.A.

Dr. Micha’el M. Tanchum,
Fellow in the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies and the Department of Government, Law, and Diplomacy, The Shalem Center, Israel

Dr. Jan Techau, Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), Europe

Prof. Bassam Tibi
, Professor of International Relations at the University of Goettingen, Director of the Center for International Affairs & A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University, Germany

Dr. Darko Trifunovic, Professor, Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Zeev “Vova” Tsuk-Ram, Deputy for Homeland Security, Prime Minister’s Office – National Security Consultant, Israel

Dr. Lorenzo Vidino
, Visiting Fellow, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Matan Vilnai, Minister for Home Front Defense, Israel

Dr. Abraham Wagner
, Professor of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Senior Research Fellow, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, NY, U.S.A.

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

Mr. Ma Xiaolin,
Director, Chinese Academy for Middle East Studies and CEO and Editor in Chief of

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

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Danny Yatom,
Former Head of the Mossad, Israel

Mr. Robert G. Young, Executive Director General for Counter-Terrorism, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canada

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Aharon Ze'evi-Farkash, Former Head, Military Intelligence Directorate, Israel

Dr. Christoph Zuercher,
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Prof. Eyal Zisser, Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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

We thank you for your interest and look forward to your participation in our

11th Annual International Conference

 *Conference content and schedule are subject to change without prior notice.

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