Formal research into terrorism tends to focus on sub-state actors, but such a view ignores the key role played by states that sponsor or otherwise abet terrorism. Speakers in this workshop analyze the role played by states in terrorism, relying on various case studies of contemporary conflicts such as Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.
Chair: Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior Research Scholar, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Mr. Ilan Berman, Vice-President, American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), United States of America
Dr. Matthew Levitt, Fromer-Wexler Fellow & Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, United States of America
Maj. Gen. Ashok Mehta, Former General Officer Commanding, Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) in Sri Lanka, India
Mr. Jonathan Paris, Senior Advisor, the Chertoff Group and Associate Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King’s College London, United Kingdom
Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, United States of America
Wednesday, September 9, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya