ATbar Courses 2021

Courses 2021


ICT's Executive Program Upcoming program: Summer 2016

Executive Program | Application

Executive Certificate Program in Counter-Terrorism Studies

July 11-30, 2021

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. 

Dilemmas in Counter-Terrorism Decision-Making - The Israeli Perspective

By ICT Fellows

This course deals with the relevant elements that are combined in counter-terrorism while stressing the typical dilemmas surrounding it. The course will present both practical and operational aspects of the counter-terrorism field. This field has become a hot topic following the extensive media - both social and traditional - coverage of terrorist attacks and the subsequent issues of civil and human rights that have been interrelated. As such, the course will deal with operational, intelligence, legal, offensive and defensive dilemmas in counter-terrorism decision making - while describing the Israeli experience is trying to solve these dilemmas.

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.

Terrorism, Cyber & Technology

By ICT Fellows

The course will examine the role of the cyber-space and technology in modern terrorism strategy and tactics. The course will discuss how terrorists are using the cyber-space and modern technology for propaganda, radicalization and recruitment, financing, intelligence gathering, and operations.

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”.