When examining the problem of terrorism, scholars and practitioners have traditionally focused on formal actors such as terrorist organizations or states as the main units of analysis. While these formal actors continue to carry out acts of terrorism, informal actors such as lone wolves and loose networks—including homegrown terrorists and foreign fighter networks—are becoming more important players on the international terrorist scene. This workshop examines these informal actors in greater depth.
Chair: Prof. Assaf Moghadam, Director of Academic Affairs, ICT & Associate Professor and Director of the MA Program in Government, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, United States of America
Dr. Randall Rogan, Professor of Communication and Interim Dean, The College at Wake Forest University, United States of America Mr. Yoram Schweitzer, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Erroll Southers, Director, Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies, Safe Communities Institute (SCI) & Adjunct Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (USC), United States of America
Mr. Aaron Zelin, Richard Borow Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, United States of America
* The session is held in the memory of Prof. Ehud Sprinzak (Z”L) Wednesday, September 9, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya