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International Online Course on Terrorism Actors, Strategies and Tactics

In the past decade, hundreds of counter-terrorism students and mid-career professionals have travelled to Israel to take part in the Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT) world leading academic courses and executive programs. With its proven excellence in the field, ICT is offering a unique online course you can take at your own pace, from the comfort of your home.

Check out the first lecture in the course here:

Are you interested in the full course? Register for the ICT’s mailing list here in order to gain free access to the entire course!

Course Description

This special program gathers some of the world’s leading experts in the field of terrorism. The course is designed for students of terrorism and security programs, as well as professionals and decision-makers who want to gain a comprehensive overview of the threat of terrorism and methods of response. Divided into three modules, the course addresses the most up-date knowledge on terrorism, terrorist organizations and counter-terrorism. In each short lecture, Israeli and international subject matter experts discuss topics including, among others, terrorism and social media; right-wing terrorism; state sponsored terrorism; terrorist organizations; the Art of counter-terrorism; targeted killings; and international organizations’ counter-terrorism policies. In addition, the course discusses the potential use of bioterrorism by terrorist groups under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic. By gathering the world’s leading experts in the field, the course offers a comprehensive and distinctive program, while providing participants with the most up to date knowledge on a variety of topics pertaining to terrorism and counter-terrorism.

A State-of-the-Art Online International Course

  • Combining academic excellence with extensive professional CT experience
  • Gathering the world’s leading academics and experts on CT
  • Providing the most up-to-date research in the field of terrorism studies
  • Offering a chance to develop your knowledge and promote your career in CT
  • Ensuring that you stay safe at home while exploring the world of CT

A Must For

  • Students of Counter-Terrorism, Security and Strategy Programs
  • Counter-Terrorism Professionals
  • Decision-Makers
  • Homeland Security Officials
  • First Responders

One of the advantages of this course is that it allows students to complete it at their own pace, on their own schedule. You may not copy, download or share the course material. All rights of the videos belong to the program and/or respective lecturers.


Lesson 1 | Prof. Boaz Ganor | Definition of Terrorism

Lesson 2 | Dr. Moran Yarchi | Terrorism and Social Media

Lesson 3 | Prof. Gabriel Weimann | The Virus of Hate: Far-Right Extremism in Cyberspace

Lesson 4 | Dr. Erroll Southers | The Virus of Hate: USC Price Talks – Policy in a Pandemic

Lesson 5 | Mr. Stevie Weinberg | Suicide Terrorism

Lesson 6 | Prof. Boaz Ganor | “Lone Wolf” Terrorism

Lesson 7 | Dr. Eran Shadach | Terrorism and Profiling

Lesson 8 | Dr. Ely Karmon | Non-Conventional Terrorism (Part I)

Lesson 9 | Prof. Boaz Ganor | Non-Conventional Terrorism (Part II)

Lesson 10 | Dr. Ely Karmon | Historic Overview of Bioterrorism

Lesson 11 | Prof. W. Seth Carus | Defining Bioterrorism

Lesson 12 | Prof. Leonard Cole | The Anthrax Attack in the United States (2001)

Lesson 13 | Dr. Peter Popella | Right Wing Radicals and Bioterrorism

Lesson 14 | Prof. Daniel Byman | State Sponsored Terrorism


Lesson 1 | Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel | Palestinian Terrorist Organizations

Lesson 2 | Dr. Eitan Azani | Hezbollah

Lesson 3 | Dr. Matthew Levitt | Hezbollah’s Global Weapons Procurement Networks

Lesson 4 | Prof. Boaz Ganor | Terrorism Threats to the Pharmaceutical Industry: Hezbollah as a Case Study

Lesson 5 | Prof. Boaz Ganor | Hybrid Terrorist Organizations

Lesson 6 | Prof. Jacob Zenn | Terrorism in Africa

Lesson 7 | Dr. Colin Clarke | Terrorism in Southeast Asia

Lesson 8 | Dr. Michael Barak | Al Qaeda and ISIS


Lesson 1 | Prof. Boaz Ganor | The Art of Counter-Terrorism

Lesson 2 | Lt. Col. Dr. Bryan Price | Offensive Counter-Terrorism: The Effectiveness of Leadership Decapitation

Lesson 3 | Dr. Ophir Falk | Permissibility and Effectiveness of Targeted Killing

Lesson 4 | Prof. Boaz Ganor | Proportionality

Lesson 5 | Adv. Deborah Housen-Couriel | Counter-Terrorism Legislation

Lesson 6 | Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak | Underground Warfare

Lesson 7 | Prof. Dmitry Adamsky | Deterrence and Military Victory

Lesson 8 | Mr. Yotam Dagan | Resilience, Rescue, and Recovery from Terrorist Attacks

Lesson 9 | ASG/ED Michele Coninsx | The United Nations’ Counter-Terrorism Policy

Lesson 10 | Mr. Gabriele Cascone | NATO’s Counter-Terrorism Policy

To register, please fill out this form.

*Questions about the course should be sent to: [email protected]

In what language is the course taught?

The course is taught in English.

What is the academic level of the course?

The course is equivalent to an M.A. level course at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, at the Reichman University.

Am I allowed to download or share the course materials?

No, students may not copy, download or share any course materials. All rights of the videos belong to the program and/or the respective lecturers.

How long does it take to complete the course?

The course typically takes about 15 hours to complete, and can be carried out at each individual’s preferred pace, on their own schedule. Registration is now open.

What are the application requirements?

Applicants will be considered after evaluation of their CV.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is essential for students of counter-terrorism, security and strategy programs; law enforcement officers; first responders; military personnel; counter-terrorism experts; homeland security officials and private sector specialists.

What is the ICT?

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) was founded in 1996 and is one the leading academic institutes for counter-terrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. The ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, intelligence analysis, and national security and defense policy.

Why an online course?

The ICT, through its collaboration with the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Reichman University, has provided undergraduate, graduate, and executive degrees to thousands of students and professionals in the last decade.

The prestige and unique combination of top academic knowledge coupled with the Israeli Counter-Terrorism experience bring hundreds of students to Israel to participate in academic and executive programs at ICT. The online course gives the ability to the student to earn this unique knowledge without the need to travel to Israel and spend valuable time and resources.

Who are the lecturers?

The course is taught by more than 24 counter-terrorism experts, including leading academics and professionals in the field.

What topics will be covered during the course?

Please refer to the “Course Schedule” section for a full list of topics and lecturers.