Researcher & Project Manager, ICT, Israel
Mr. Edan Landau is the head of the Database Desk, and in charge of the Situation Room at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. He also functions as a researcher in the fields of Global Jihadi Organizations such as al Qaeda and its network and Hezbollah.
Mr. Landau holds an M.A. (cum laude) in Government and Homeland Security from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Arison School of Business, both at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya in Israel.
Mr. Landau previously held the position of a security officer at the Israel Airport Authority.
On Monday, May 22nd, 2017, at around 22:30, 22 people lost their lives and close to a hundred were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the foyer of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. At the time of the explosion, close to 21,000 people, mostly under the age of 18, were making their way out of the Manchester Arena concert hall after attending a concert of American pop star, Ariana Grande. According to reports, the bomber, 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi, arrived at the ticket stall located at the Arena’s foyer after travelling on the local Tube system’s Victoria Station.