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The International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR) aspires to be the world’s leading student publication in Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism Studies. The Review provides a unique opportunity for experts, students, and young professionals to publish their papers, share innovative ideas, and develop an academic career in Counter-Terrorism Studies. The publication also serves as a platform for exchanging research and policy recommendations addressing theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions of international issues pertaining to terrorism, counter-terrorism, insurgency, counter-insurgency, political violence, and homeland security.

ICTR receives essays; articles; dissertation chapters; commentaries and academic papers of maximum 5,000 words. Papers are published on the ICT and NextGen 5.0 websites and social media accounts, as well as on ICTR’s FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn pages. Authors whose work is published by the ICTR retain copyright and are permitted to post their work online.

If you are interested in submitting your paper, please refer to our submission guidelines.

A joint project of ICT & NextGen 5.0

The International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR) is a project jointly initiated by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University and NextGen 5.0.

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) is one of the leading academic institutes for counter-terrorism in the world. Founded in 1996, ICT has rapidly evolved into a highly esteemed global hub for counter-terrorism research, policy recommendations, and education. The goal of the ICT is to advise decision-makers, to initiate applied research and to provide high-level consultation, education, and training in order to address terrorism and its effects.

NextGen 5.0 is a pioneering non-profit, independent, and virtual think tank committed to inspiring and empowering the next generation of peace and security leaders in order to build a more secure and prosperous world. NextGen 5.0 aims to create a new paradigm for the way the security field thinks about young people. It considers the youth as powerful catalysts for positive change and key contributors of novel security solutions to current and future global problems.

Leadership Team

Stevie Weinberg

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Nicolo' Scremin

Managing Editor

Deborah Schimenovitz

Managing Editor

Alexander Pack

Managing Editor

Arielle Goldfarb

External Relations Manager

Sara Consolino

Internal Communications Manager

Sarah Arieh-Parnell

Senior Copy Editor

Elizabeth Iskow

Senior Copy Editor

Shirin Khan

Senior Copy Editor

Rory Shiner

Social Media and Audience Development Editor

Celia Higgins Sainz

Social Media and Audience Development Editor

Editorial Team

Imrana Alhaji Buba

Lorena Atiyas Lvovsky

Advisory Board

Dr. Eitan Azani

Dr. Tricia Bacon

Prof. William Banks

Prof. Alain Bauer

Prof. Laurie Blank

Prof. Daniel Byman

Dr. Colin P. Clarke

Prof. Martha Crenshaw

Prof. Boaz Ganor

Prof. Bruce Hoffman

Adv. Deborah Housen-Couriel

Prof. Ariel Merari

Prof. Assaf Moghadam

Dr. Magnus Ranstorp

Prof. Fernando Reinares

Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak

Prof. Alex Schmid

Dr. Erroll G. Southers

Prof. Jessica Stern

Dr. Lorenzo Vidino

Prof. Gabriel Weimann

Dr. Craig Whiteside

Dr. Moran Yarchi

The International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR) is proud to launch the Dr. Jonathan Fine Paper Competition, in memory of Dr. Jonathan Fine (Z”L).

Scope

The competition aims to discover and showcase new research by emerging scholars of terrorism and radicalization, in order to strengthen the next generation of security experts. We invite graduates, post-graduates and PhD students to submit an original paper on the theme of Terrorism and Technology.

Assessment

We are looking for an original academic piece between 3,000 and 4,000 words. The assessment will take place in two stages. In the first stage, all submitted essays will be reviewed by the editorial board of ICTR. In the second stage, the top five papers will be sent to a special Selection Committee for the selection of the winner, second and third runner-up. The Selection Committee will be composed of researchers and experts affiliated with competition partners. The selection process will be entirely anonymous and authors’ identities will not be revealed to the reviewers. 

Submission

For formatting guidelines and citation style, please refer to ICTR Submission Guidelines

Papers should be maximum 4,000 words long (all-inclusive) and be written in an engaging style directed towards a well-informed audience. The word count includes all components, except the bibliography and the author’s biography. Please use American spelling style consistently throughout the manuscript.

Your article should address the theme of Terrorism and Technology and be submitted as a Microsoft Word file. 

All submissions should be sent with the author’s contact information, as well as the author’s short biography/relevant experience. ICTR will assume that the submission is being offered exclusively and has not been published in any form elsewhere. Authors are still permitted to send papers that have been previously submitted as part of an academic requirement. If this is the case, please kindly inform ICTR about the grade the paper has received. 

Submissions should be emailed as an attachment to [email protected] with the word “Dr. Jonathan Fine Paper Competition” and the author’s last name in the subject line.

Prize

The jury will select the best paper, as well as the second and third runners-up.

  • The winner will receive $1000, and will be offered the opportunity to present his/her work during ICT’s World Summit on Counter-Terrorism. In addition, the best paper will be published in the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR) and will also be considered for publication in “Studies in Conflict & Terrorism” (as a Research Notes, subject to additional review).
  • The author of the second-best paper will have the opportunity to present his/her work during an event, and his/her paper will be featured in the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR). 
  • The third-best paper will be featured in the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR).

Dates

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021

Winner’s Selection: Fall 2021

Partners

  • The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Reichman University
  • Next-Gen 5.0
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
  • The Program on Extremism, George Washington University, United States
  • The International Counter-Terrorism Youth Network (ICTYN)

 

*For questions or concerns, please email [email protected]

Stevie Weinberg

Deputy Executive Director, The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT); Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR), Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel

Stevie Weinberg is the Deputy Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel. He is also the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR), a leading publication that serves as a platform for exchanging research and policy recommendations addressing international issues pertaining to terrorism and counter-terrorism. Weinberg also serves as the President of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA)’s Israel Chapter, which aims to empower the next generation of security leaders and foster the values embedded in the North Atlantic Treaty. At the ICT, he leads various large-scale projects for private and public customers and manages the daily operations of the ICT team.

Weinberg is the Director of the ICT’s Annual Summit on Counter-Terrorism, the World’s leading international conference in the field of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. He is also a Researcher for two Horizon 2020 grants, the largest research and innovation programme established by the EU. Weinberg served as the ICT lead-researcher and liaison to tech-companies; including Facebook and the Global Internet Forum to Counter-Terrorism (GIFCT), a consortium dedicated to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting digital platforms. As part of this cooperation, the ICT received two important research awards.

In addition, Weinberg is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy at Reichman University, Herzliya, where he previously served as a Researcher and Teaching Assistant for various world leading experts in terrorism. As part of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, Weinberg also served as the Co-Founder and as the first Director of the Shadow Government, a program that parallels the actual government and monitors its activities, with students acting as ministers and providing policy recommendations.

Prior to his current position at the ICT, Weinberg served as the Director of Operations; Internship Coordinator & Project Manager; and Researcher at the ICT. He managed a team of 50 Israeli and international interns per year; and co-founded and first coordinated ICT’s Online Academic Programs.

Weinberg graduated Valedictorian (Magna Cum Laude) from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy’s Master of Arts in Government with a Specialization in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security.

Nicolò Scremin

Nicolò Scremin is founding Executive Director of Next-Gen 5.0 and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University. His research primarily focuses on the role of family in Islamist radicalization, and the intersection between extremism, terrorism and sport.

Nicolò has published his work in Small Wars Journal and Mondadori University. His forthcoming co-edited volume Jihadist Terror: New Threats, New Responses, will be published with I.B. Tauris in Spring 2019.

Prior to joining PoE, Nicolò was a Research Analyst at Combating Jihadist Terrorism in the UK (CoJiT-UK), and a Researcher at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). He holds an MA with distinction in Terrorism, Security & Society from the War Studies Department at King’s College London and a BA with honours in Investigation and Security Sciences from the University of Perugia.

Deborah Schimenovitz

Deborah Schimenovitz is a Researcher, Internship Program Manager, Co-Host of (F)Acts of Terror Podcast at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University. In addition to her work with the ICT, Deborah also currently works as a Teaching Assistant in several B.A. and M.A courses at Reichman University.

Prior to her current position, Deborah served as an intern and later research assistant at the ICT, and as an account manager and community leader in a prominent digital marketing firm.

Deborah holds a BA in Government from Reichman University, and recently completed the courses for the MA in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, with an emphasis in Cyber Terrorism, from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. After completing the requirements for the MA in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, Deborah began writing her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Eitan Azani.

Her research interests include counterterrorism, the application of targeted killing, Hezbollah, and international policies towards the extremist organization.

Alexander T. Pack

Alexander T. Pack is a Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and adjunct faculty member at Reichman University, where his research primarily focuses on counter-insurgency, global far-right extremism, terror/extremist use of the internet, and terrorist use of emerging technologies.

In addition to his work with the ICT, Pack is also an adjunct faculty member in the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at Reichman University, teaching courses on Open-Source Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism. Outside of his official faculty responsibilities, he serves as a guest lecturer in BA and MA courses.

Prior to his appointment as an ICT Fellow, Pack served as a Researcher, Project Manager, and Internship Coordinator for the ICT. During his time with the ICT, Pack co-founded and is the former co-host of the (F)Acts of Terror podcast. Pack also serves as the co-managing editor and editorial board member of the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR), a leading peer-reviewed academic journal for young professionals in terrorism and counter-terrorism studies.

Pack holds a BA in Education, with an emphasis in History from Maryville University, and recently completed the courses for the MA in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, with an emphasis in Cyber Terrorism, from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at Reichman University.

Alexander Pack

Arielle Goldfarb

Ms. Arielle Goldfarb works as an intelligence analyst at a software company in the United States, focusing on threat assessment and situational awareness. Prior to her current position, she worked as a Researcher and Project Coordinator at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University, Herzliya.

Ms. Goldfarb graduated with a dual B.A. & Sc. degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she majored in biology and political science. She then went on to complete her M.A. in Government degree (Cum Laude) at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University, Herzliya, specializing in counter-terrorism and homeland security.

 

Sara Consolino

Sara’s academic qualifications and professional record have focused on international affairs and security. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, and a master’s degree in International Relations from LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. She also completed the Intensive English Communication Programme (IECP) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Erasmus Plus Programme at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy (Reichman University) in Israel.

Throughout the years, she has been deeply exposed to a multicultural and fast-paced environment, where she has been responsible for drafting reports and briefing materials on defence and security issues for high-ranking officials. Her key career experiences include her time at: NATO Headquarters – Logistics and Resources Division – in Brussels, Belgium; NATO Allied Command Transformation – Strategic Plans and Policy, Defence Planning Integration – in Norfolk, USA; Embassy of Italy – Press and Public Affairs Office – in Washington DC, USA; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy – Directorate General for Global Affairs, Central Department for Sub-Saharan Africa – in Rome, Italy; International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel.

Currently, she is working at NATO HQ as Project Coordinator in the Executive Management Division.

Sarah Arieh-Parnell

Sarah Arieh-Parnell graduated with a Master of International Relations from Macquarie University in Sydney. Her thesis, awarded with distinction, focused on definitional issues in counter-terrorism law. She also holds an MA in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from Reichman University, Herzliya and a BA in History and Politics from Griffith University, Australia.

Sarah completed an internship as a Research Assistant at the International Institute of Counter-Terrorism at Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel. In addition, she has held a number of educational positions in Australia, developing and teaching programs in Politics, History and Legal Studies. During her work at the ICT, she focused on her primary interest areas: returning foreign fighters, citizenship law, and International Humanitarian Law.

Elizabeth Iskow

Liz Iskow joined the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR) in 2020.

She is a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst and supports the United States Small Business Administration. She currently lives in Washington, D.C, where she is involved in the Jewish community and advocating for safety measures. Her fields of interest include Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cyber-Security, Islamic radicalization, and terrorism financing.

Liz holds an M.A., with a focus on Cyber-Security, graduating Cum Laude, from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at Reichman University, Israel. She also holds a B.S. with Honors in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the Florida State University, the United States.

Liz is the author of ‘Index of Radicalization: Islamic Radicalization in Michigan’.

Shirin Khan

Shirin Khan is an independent contractor in Washington, D.C. providing support to principal investigators on projects ranging from monitoring hateful conduct online to policy recommendations for countering violent extremism and radicalization at the local level. She previously served as a Program Associate with New America’s Muslim Diaspora Initiative researching systematic discrimination against Muslim communities throughout the United States.

Prior to this role, she served as an intern with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Security Initiative focusing on GCC countries, as well as with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) focusing on domestic radicalization. She holds an M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a B.A. in International Studies from Loyola University Chicago.

Rory Shiner

Rory Shiner joined the International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR)’s social media team and editorial board in July 2020.

He graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, where he would also go on to complete an M.A. in Political Science. His research has focused on the dynamics between emerging technological developments and terrorist threats, right-wing extremism & CVE programs in North America and the EU.

During his time at Wilfrid Laurier University, Rory worked as a social media coordinator for non-profit organizations located in the Waterloo region and also spent time on Laurier’s academic journal review board. Rory recently completed an internship at Project Ploughshares, a Canadian peace research institute with a focus on disarmament efforts and international security, where he worked as a research assistant on their emerging technologies program and published an article on the growing use of drones by non-state actors.

Celia Higgins Sainz

Celia Higgins Sainz graduated from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdomn with an MSc in Global Security. Her dissertation analysed the surge of right wing extremism in Western Europe, focusing on the use and impact of social media by extreme right wing groups in the United Kingdom.

Celia also holds a BA in International Studies from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.

Her research interests include state sponsored terrorism, counterterrorism policy, right wing extremism, online radicalisation and international cooperation in counterterrorism.

Betania Allo

Betania Allo is a lawyer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a Master in International Relations at Harvard University (2020), from where she also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Security. She is a Professional Specialist in Terrorism and Cyberterrorism from the Technological University of Argentina (UTN) and holds several postgraduate diplomas in Foreign Relations and Diplomacy. She is a blockchain enthusiast, an advocate of gender mainstreaming in public policy, and an expert in the facilitation and generation of bridges with strategic actors and cross-sector collaboration.

Betania is currently completing an LL.M. (Master of Laws) at Syracuse University College of Law, with a focus on National Security, Counterterrorism, and Cybersecurity Law, and working as a Research Assistant at the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT). She is passionate about international politics and how world religions influence the international arena. Consequently, she is a faculty member for the ‘Religion, Conflict, and Peace in Contemporary Global Affairs’ HarvardX course as part of the Religion Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School. Betania is also a researcher and faculty aide in Islamic Law and Finance at Harvard University.

Following her interest in technology, she founded a growing online community, ‘Geek Lawtinas,’ to connect female legal professionals with a Latinx background who are interested in Law & Tech. The platform provides support to empower and inspire them by bridging the gap between tech and the law and promoting innovation in the legal industry. Betania is also a co-founder in OpenContracts and OpenIuris, two Legal Tech startups that provide blockchain-based and other technological solutions in legal services.

Imrana Alhaji Buba

Imrana Alhaji Buba is the Founder of the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism (YOCAT), a volunteer-based youth organization working to unite youth against violent extremism through 46 chapters in north-eastern Nigeria. These chapters promote peace education and provide skills training and psycho-social support to young people affected by Boko Haram insurgency.

Imrana is also a Generation Change Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Policy Specialist on CVE and DDR with the Global Alliance of Youth Countering Violent Extremism. As a Generation Change Trainer with the USIP, he facilitated training programs on peacebuilding, leadership, and conflict management for youth leaders from Nigeria, Kenya, Tunisia, and Morocco.

Lorena Atiyas-Lvovsky

Mrs. Lorena Atiyas-Lvovsky is the Deputy Director of Research at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at Reichman University, Herzliya. In this position, she leads various large-scale projects for private as well as public organizations and facilitates ICT’s cooperation with academic, security and governmental bodies.
 
Mrs. Lorena Atiyas-Lvovsky leads a variety of terrorism, security and Middle East courses in schools throughout Israel. She teaches students about the phenomenon of terrorism, believing that understanding the threat will help reduce fear and anxiety.

Mrs. Atiyas-Lvovsky is the Head of Ragonis Scholarships Decision Committee, an annual scholarship promoting research in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security. She is also an Editorial Board Member of The International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR), a publication that serves as a platform for exchanging research and policy recommendations addressing international issues pertaining to Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism.

Mrs. Atiyas-Lvovsky fields of research are terrorism & democracies, radicalization processes and de-radicalization programs, influence operations, terrorism financing and Iran-Hezbollah worldwide network, in particular in Latin America. She has published numerous articles on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. 

Prior to her current position at the ICT, Mrs. Atiyas-Lvovsky served as a Project Manager and Public Relations manager. Mrs. Atiyas Lvovsky graduated (Cum Laude) from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy’s Master of Arts in Government with a Specialization in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security.

Fields of Expertise

Terrorism & Democracies
Radicalization processes and De-radicalization programs
Public Diplomacy, Influence Operations & Psy-ops

Iran-Hezbollah worldwide network
Terrorism Financing
Foreign Fighters
Building Public Resilience
Lorena Atiyas Lvovsky

Nicholas Bloom

Nicholas Bloom is a candidate for M.A. in International Security at Sciences Po with interests in, but not limited to, the spread and resilience of salafi-jihadism, the internal dynamics of terrorist organisations and the nature of relations between them, and the psychology of lone wolves. He has professional experience in political think tanks, business consultancies and advertising agencies. Nicholas holds a 1st Class Honours BA in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol, UK.

Céline Bruchi

Céline is currently enrolled in her second LL.M. in International Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam. In June 2018, she graduated from Maastricht University with an LL.B. in European Law. During her undergraduate studies, she individually focused on the subjects of counter-terrorism and radicalisation, in particular, researching the legal aspects within the field.

Before the start of her first LL.M. in Transnational Crime and Justice at UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), she worked as a Research Assistant at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) in Herzliya, Israel, where she actively took part in the projects of the Institute, enriching her personal interest and knowledge in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Dotti Francesco

Francesco Dotti was born in Merano, Italy. He graduated in Political Science – Cooperation and Development in 2013, at Roma3 University and then specialized in International Relations – Peace, War and Security in 2015. His thesis project dealt with the analysis of asymmetrical warfare in the XXI century, focusing on Operation Protective Edge as a case study.

In October 2015, he joined the MA program in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security in Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel. His personal project at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) aimed at analyzing the historical background and structure of Palestinian National Security Forces, focusing on identifying the main challenges faced by PASF in counter-terrorism effectiveness. His interests include the international cooperation in counter-terrorism and analysis of emerging security threats related to terrorism.

Dr. Michele Groppi

Dr. Michele Groppi is currently a Teaching Fellow at the Defence Studies Department. Before joining DSD as a GTA, Michele has lived and studied in Italy, the US, and Israel, exploring mechanisms and dilemmas of international relations, international security, and counter-terrorism.

During his academic journey, Michele has carried out extensive field-work in the Palestinian Territories and Italy, scrutinizing people’s views on religiously motivated violence and empirically testing renowned theories of international relations, terrorism, and radicalisation.

In addition to Islamist radicalisation in Italy and Europe, Michele’s research interests include terrorism, counter-terrorism, international and national security, and history of the international system.

Currently, Michele is also a research associate at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and is a member of the Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues and Managing Emergencies (ITSTIME). He gave presentations at a number of embassies and at the Italian Parliament.

Etai Handman

Etai Handman is a researcher at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

Etai is graduate of the Journalism program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton Canada. He holds a B.A. in International Relations, as well as Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from the Lauder School of Government at Reichman University. Etai as well holds a Master’s degree in Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security from the Lauder School of Government at Reichman University.

Etai hosts multiple radio programs on terrorism, counter-terrorism and current events at Reichman University radio. He was the Client Service Manager for Alberta Health Services, in charge of security of hospitals in the Edmonton Canada.

Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis is a Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, United States, where he studies the effects of leadership decapitation on terrorist organizations, the external operations of the Islamic State in Europe and the United States, and supporters of extremist groups in the United States.

Before joining the Program on Extremism, he worked as a research assistant at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), where he co-authored a report on Islamic State-linked attacks and plots in Belgium. Jon Lewis holds a Masters in Homeland Security Policy from Rider University.

Elissa Miller

Elissa Miller is a Program Officer at Strategic Capacity Group (SCG). At SCG, she has supported institutional capacity building, peacekeeping, and law enforcement training and development in North and West Africa for the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining SCG, Elissa served as an Assistant Director at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where she managed the Center’s North Africa program and conducted research on Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. She also served as a Rosenthal Fellow in the Africa Office of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, where she worked across the interagency on U.S. defense policy in East Africa.

Elissa also worked as a Project Assistant focused on international election monitoring at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Elissa holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Tufts University. Elissa is a 2020 Presidential Management Fellow Finalist. She is proficient in Arabic.

Danielle Murad Waiss

Danielle Murad Waiss is pursuing her dual Masters degree in International Affairs with a focus on International Security Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at Columbia´s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She also works as a Research Assistant for the Cybersecurity Program at SIPA. She is a dual national of both Mexico and Canada with a family history spanning multiple continents that has sparked her interest in International Affairs. Previously she received her BA in Political Science and International Affairs, with a concentration in Security Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.

She has studied and worked in international government and non-governmental organizations in multiple countries such as the UK Parliament, the NATO Defense College in Rome, the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel where she conducted research on public resilience as a means of countering the effect produced by terrorism. She has also conducted research on disaster recovery in Japan, as well as the future of global governance at the United Nations in Geneva.

Rachel Schwartz

Rachel Schwartz is an international security expert, specializing in chemical, biological, and emerging technologies and their influence on national security, foreign policy, and terrorism. Ms. Schwartz began her research at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) where she analyzed and authored a report on Syria’s past and present use of chemical and biological weapons.

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Biology and Foreign Affairs in 2015, Ms. Schwartz worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a data analytics consultant. At Booz Allen, she advanced the analytic and functional capabilities of her clients through strategic and business analysis, introducing new tools to revitalize the client’s ability to conduct real-time financial and business analysis. Currently, Ms. Schwartz is a Security Studies Master’s candidate at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, United States.

Michel Wyss

Michel Wyss is a Scientific Assistant at the Military Academy (MILAC) at ETH Zurich and a lecturer in Strategic Studies in the BA in Public Policy study program. He received his MA in Government from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University where he also was a recipient of the Ragonis Scholarship and a visiting research affiliate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to MILAC, he worked for the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), the corporate security unit at the German Development Corporation and the Federal Office for Defence Procurement/armasuisse.

His research interests include political science, military strategy and irregular warfare, and his work has been published in Democracy and Security and Lawfare, among others.

Dr. Eitan Azani

Acting Director, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) & Head of the BA & MA Specialization in Counter-Terrorism, Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Azani currently serves as the Actting Director of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and the Head of the BA and MA Specialization in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University.

He is a Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) with operational, research and academic experience in counter-terrorism in the regional and international arenas. He previously served as the Deputy Executive Director of ICT.

As part of his position at ICT, Dr. Azani maintains working relations and advises both private and government entities on counter-terrorism issues. Dr. Azani lectures at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Reichman University and additional security and organizational establishments in Israel and abroad. He testifies on the subject of Hezbollah in front of the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on International Affairs as well as the European Parliament.

Eitan Azani obtained his B.A. in Economy, Political Science and Geography at Bar Ilan University, Israel and his M.A. (with honors) in the Security and Strategy Studies Program of Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Azani’s Ph.D. dissertation for the Hebrew University, Jerusalem was on “The Development of Revolutionary Islamic Movements a case study of Hezbollah.

Dr. Azani is the author of Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God – From Revolution to Institutionalization, praised as “a detailed study by a true scholar-practitioner, … should be required reading for anyone interested in really understanding this complex political, social and militant organization.” He is also the author of many scholarly articles and edited volumes – including: The Hybrid Terrorist Organization: Hezbollah as a Case Study, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, pp. 899-916(36), 2013 & Hezbollah’s Strategy of “Walking on the Edge“: Between Political Game and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, pp. 741-759(19), November 2012.

Eitan Azani

Dr. Tricia Bacon

Assistant Professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, School of Public Affairs, American University; Former Counter-Terrorism Expert, U.S Department of State, United States

Tricia Bacon, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs. She is the author of Why Terrorist Organizations Form International Alliances published with University of Pennsylvania Press in May 2018.

Prior to her employment at American University, Dr. Bacon worked on counterterrorism for over ten years at the Department of State, including in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Counterterrorism, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Her work on counterterrorism in the intelligence community received numerous accolades, and she conducted research and analysis on counterterrorism in South Asia, North Africa, East Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Bacon is a non-resident fellow with George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. She is also a senior fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security. She was previously a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Visiting Scholar and Terrorism Research Award recipient at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, and a PRISP Fellow and Presidential Management Fellow at the State Department. She earned her PhD in International Relations at Georgetown University.

Her research focuses on terrorist and insurgent groups’ behavior and decision-making, U.S. counterterrorism policy, and the role of intelligence in national security decision-making. She has published articles on terrorist group alliances, terrorist leadership, terrorist safe havens, and other related topics.

Prof. William Banks

Founding Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), & Professor of Law & Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University, United States of America

William C. Banks is Syracuse University College of Law Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor and SU Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs. During 2015-2016, Banks was Interim Dean of Syracuse Law. The Founding Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at SU, under his leadership, INSCT has risen from its inception in 2003 to become a recognized leader in research and education on national and international security and terrorism.

Banks is the co-author of leading books in the field of national security and counterterrorism law and policy, including Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military (Harvard, 2016); New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare (Columbia, 2011); and the casebooks National Security Law (Aspen, 2012) and Counterterrorism Law (Aspen, 2011).

Prof. Alain Bauer

Professor & Chair of Criminology, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), France

Professor Alain Bauer is Chair of the Police and Crime Sciences at the Security Management MBA (Paris II, HEC, EOGN); Senior Fellow at the Terrorist Center of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York (USA); Senior Fellow at the Law and Political Science University of China in Beijing (PRC); Associate Professor at Fudan University (Shanghai, PRC).

  • President of the National Private Security Regulation Council (CNAPS) (2012-2017),
    • President of the Strategic Research High Council to the President and the Prime Minister of the French Republic (2009-2019),
    • President of the French National Crime Commission (2003-2013),
    • Co-President of the Mission for the White Book on Public Security (2010-2011),
    • President of the Working Group on Customs Files (2009-2010),
    • President of the Stratégic Security Mission to the President (2007-2010),
    • President of the National CCTV Control Commission (2007-2011),
    • President of the Police Files Control Group (2006-2008),
    • Vice President of Francopol since 2009,
    • Member of the Honorary Commitee of the International League Against Racism and Antisemitism
    (since 2003),
    • Former member of the High Authority against Discrimination (2005/2007),
    • Former member of the National Commission for Human Rights (2000/2003),
    • Former Advisor to the Prime Minister (Michel Rocard 1988/1990),
    • Former Vice President of the Sorbonne University (Paris I – 1981/1988),
    • Consultant for the New York Police Department (USA), the Los Angeles Sheriff Department (USA), the Sûreté du Québec (Canada),
    • Member of the OECD Task Force on Charting Illicit Trade, Member ot the EUROPOL SOCTA’s Academic Advisory Group
    • Colonel of the Air Force (Reserve).

CRIMINOLOGIC AND STRATEGIC BOOKS

  • Violences et insécurité urbaines (PUF 1998, 12ème éd. 2010)
    • L’Amérique, la violence, le crime (PUF 2000, 2ème éd. 2001)
    • La guerre ne fait que commencer (Jean-Claude Lattès 2002, Folio Gallimard 2003)
    • Les polices en France (PUF 2001, 3ème éd. 2010)
    • Le crime aux États-Unis (PUF 2003)
    • Les polices aux États-Unis (PUF 2003)
    • Dico Rebelle (Michalon 2004)
    • Imaginer la sécurité globale (La pensée et les hommes Bruxelles 2004)
    • État d’urgence (Robert Laffont 2004)
    • L’énigme Al Qaida (Jean Claude Lattès 2005)
    • Géographie criminelle de la France (Odile Jabob 2006)
    • World Chaos (DRMCC 2007)
    • Mieux contrôler les fichiers de police et de gendarmerie (Documentation Française 2007)
    • Radicalization in the West (NYPD 2007)
    • Vers une plus grande efficacité du service public de sécurité au quotidien (Documentation Française 2007)
    • Le nouveau chaos mondial (Les Riaux 2007)
    • La criminalité en France (CNRS Editions 2007),
    • Déceler, étudier, former : une voie nouvelle pour la recherche stratégique (INHES 2008)
    • Jeux en ligne et menaces criminelles (Rapport au ministre des comptes, 2008)
    • Le 11 Septembre (Editions Ouest France 2008)
    • Année stratégique 2008,
    • Vidéosurveillance et vidéoprotection (PUF 2008)
    • Année stratégique 2009 (Dalloz 2008)
    • Terrorism Early Warning (LASD 2008)
    • La criminalité en France (CNRS Editions 2008)
    • Football et société (FFF 2008)
    • Sécurité privée en Europe (INHES 2008),
    • Criminologie Française (2009),
    • Les 100 mots de la police et du crime (PUF 2009)
    • Les fichiers de police et de gendarmerie (PUF 2009)
    • Les études de sécurité publique (PUF 2009)
    • La face noire de la mondialisation (CNRS Editions 2009)
    • Année stratégique 2010 (Dalloz 2009),
    • La criminalité en France (CNRS Editions 2009)
    • Le sens de la Liberté (PUL 2010)
    • Les terroristes écrivent toujours ce qu’ils vont faire (PUF 2010)
    • À la recherche de la criminologie (CNRS Editions 2010)
    • Année stratégique 2011 (Dalloz 2010)
    • Les 100 mots du terrorisme (PUF 2010)
    • Transnational criminology manual (Wolf Legal 2010)
    • Introduction générale à la criminologie (PUF 2010)
    • Statistiques criminelles et victimation (PUF 2010)
    • Les politiques publiques de sécurité (PUF 2011)
    • Violences et société aujourd’hui (ESH 2011),
    • Histoire criminelle de la France (Odile Jacob 2012)
    • La criminologie pour les nuls (First 2012 & 2018)
    • Dictionnaire amoureux du crime (PLON 2012)
    • Dernieres Nouvelles du Crime (CNRS 2013)
    • Global Crime in the XXIst Century (Westphalia 2014)
    • Le Terrorisme pour les nuls (First 2014)
    • Who is the Enemy ? (Wesphalia 2015)
    • Histoire de la médecine légale et de l’identification criminelle (PUF 2015) • Chie el nemico ? (Altran 2015)
    • Terrorismes (Dalloz 2015)
    • Le Mutazioni del Terrorismo (2016)
    • Mutations of Terrorism (Russian édition) 2016
    • ABC de la criminologie (Cerf 2016)
    • Vivre au temps du terrorisme (First 2017)
    • Les Guetteurs (Odile Jacob 20187)
    • Criminology (Westphalia 2018)
    • 3 Minutes pour comprendre les 50 plus grandes affaires criminelles en France (Courrier du Livre 2019)
    • Les Protecteurs (Odile Jacob, 2019)

TO BE PUBLISHED

Dictionnaire Amoureux des Espions (Plon 2020)

Histoire(s) d’un Califat (Plon 2020)

Prof. Daniel Byman

Professor & Vice Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution, United States

Prof. Daniel Byman is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution, where his research focuses on counterterrorism and Middle East security. He previously served as the research director of the center. He is also vice dean for undergraduate affairs at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and a professor in its Security Studies Program.

Previously, Byman served as a staff member with the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (“The 9/11 Commission”) and the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Prior to that, Byman was a policy analyst and the director for research in the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation and worked for the U.S. government. His most recent book is “Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad” (Oxford University Press, 2019). He is the author of several other books on counterterrorism, state sponsorship of terrorism, and conflict and terrorism in the Middle East.

Affiliations:

  • Georgetown University, professor
  • International Counter-Terrorism Review, IReichman University, Israel, member, advisory board
  • International Institute for Counterterrorism, Herzliya, Israel
  • International Security, editorial board
  • Lawfare, foreign policy editor
  • Political Science Quarterly, editorial board
  • The RAND Corporation, adjunct scholar
  • Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, editorial board
  • Terrorism and Political Violence, editorial board
  • The Washington Quarterly, editorial board

Dr. Colin P. Clarke

Assistant Teaching Professor, Institute for Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Colin P. Clarke is an assistant teaching professor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS) at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also has responsibilities with the Institute for Strategic Analysis (ISA) and serves on the executive board for the Masters of Information Technology Strategy (MITS) program.

Before joining CMU, Clarke spent nearly a decade at the RAND Corporation where he was a senior political scientist focusing on terrorism, insurgency and criminal networks. At RAND, Clarke directed studies on ISIS financing, the future of terrorism and transnational crime, and lessons learned from all insurgencies between the end of WWII and 2009. He was also a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) faculty.

He is also an associate fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), and a fellow at the Program on Extremism at George Washington University.

Clarke has briefed his research at a range of national and international security forums, including the U.S. Army War College, US Air Force Special Operations School, Society for Terrorism Research International Conference, the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and the Counter ISIS Financing Group (CIFG), which is part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. He has served as an expert witness on terrorism related topics, testifying before Congress on several occasions. In 2011, he spent several months as an analyst with Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Shafafiyat at ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, working for LTG H.R. McMaster, the former U.S. National Security Advisor.

He appears frequently in the media, has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and has published his research in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Politico, Lawfare, and numerous scholarly journals, including Small Wars & Insurgencies, Historical Methods, and Military Operations Research.

Clarke is the author of After the Caliphate: The Islamic State and the Terrorist Diaspora (2019), Terrorism: The Essential Reference Guide (2018), and Terrorism, Inc.: The Financing of Terrorism, Insurgency, and Irregular Warfare (2015).

He received his Ph.D. in international security policy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prof. Martha Crenshaw

Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies & Emerita Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science, Stanford University, United States 

Prof. Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy at Stanford. She was the Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor of Global Issues and Democratic Thought and professor of government at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., where she taught from 1974 to 2007. She has written extensively on the issue of political terrorism; her first article, “The Concept of Revolutionary Terrorism,” was published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution in 1972. In 2011 Routledge published Explaining Terrorism, a collection of her previously published work. With Gary LaFree, she is the author of Countering Terrorism (Brookings Institution Press, 2017).

She served on the Executive Board of Women in International Security and is a former President and Councilor of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). She coordinated the working group on political explanations of terrorism for the 2005 Club de Madrid International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security. In 2005-2006 she was a Guggenheim Fellow. From 2005 to 2017 she was a lead investigator with the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, funded by the Department of Homeland Security. In 2009 she was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation/Department of Defense Minerva Initiative for a project on “mapping terrorist organizations.” She serves on the editorial boards of the journals International Security, Political Psychology, Security Studies, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, Orbis, and Terrorism and Political Violence. She recently served as a member of the Committee on Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture of the National Academies of Science.

Prof. Boaz Ganor

Prof. Boaz Ganor is the president of Reichman University and the founder of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Prof. Ganor served as the executive director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism and as dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy.

On 2019, he spend his sabbatical from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy and served as a Visiting Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Australia, an Adjunct Professor, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Stuart University, Australia and as the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor and Israel Institute Fellow, Georgetown University, USA in 2020.

Prof. Boaz Ganor previously served for five years as Dean and ten years as Deputy Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy. Prof. Ganor serves as the Founding President of the International Academic Counter-Terrorism Community (ICTAC), an international association of academic institutions, experts, and researchers in fields related to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Prof. Ganor previously held positions at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, the Hoover Institution (Koret Distinguished Visiting Fellow), the Monterey Institute of International Studies, MIPT (The National Memorial for the Prevention of Terrorism), Hebrew University and Bar Ilan University. He was also a member of the International Advisory Team of the Manhattan Institute (CTCT) to the New York Police Department (NYPD). Prof. Ganor is a member of the International Advisory Council of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS), Nanyang Technological University, The Republic of Singapore. He is also a co-founder of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR), a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania, USA; the Interdisciplinary Center, Israel; King’s College, London; and the Regional Center on Conflict Prevention (RCCP), Jordan.

Since 2014, Prof. Ganor has been a Member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Advisory to the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP),
Prof. Ganor has given briefings and/or testimonies to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), the Australian Parliament, the United States Congress, the US Army, the FBI, the US Department of Homeland Security, as well as numerous intelligence, security and police services throughout the world. He has given hundreds of guest lectures at top universities and research centers throughout the world including at Columbia University, Syracuse University, Georgetown University, the Wilson Center, RAND and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

In 2001, Prof. Ganor was appointed as a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Israel National Security Council on Counter-Terrorism, and he has previously served as a Member of the Israeli Delegation to the Trilateral (American-Palestinian-Israeli) Committee for Monitoring Incitement to Violence and Terror. Prof. Ganor also advised the Israeli Delegation for Peace Negotiations with Jordan on Transportation Safety, the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Coordinator at the Prime Minister’s Office and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. In 1995, he was a consultant to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his book “Fighting Terrorism – How democracies can defeat domestic and international terrorism”.

Prof. Ganor has published numerous articles on terrorism and counter-terrorism. His book, “The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle – A Guide for Decision Makers” (Transaction Publishers, 2005), is used as a text book in universities worldwide and his book: “Global Alert: Modern terrorism rationality and the challenge to the democratic world” was published by Columbia University Press in 2015. His upcoming book: “Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy – From Origins to Present” will be published as well by Columbia University Press in 2021. He has published several articles in “Studies in Conflict and Terrorism”, “Terrorism and Political Violence”, “Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflicts”, Orbis and the International Law Studies. He is also the editor of “Countering Suicide Terrorism” (2001) and “Post-Modern Terrorism” (2006). He is the co-editor of “ISC 2005 – Security, Terrorism and Privacy in Information Society” (2005), “Trends in International Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism” (2007), “Hypermedia Seduction for Terrorist Recruiting” (2007), “Terrorism Informatics – Knowledge Management and Data Mining for Homeland Security” (2008), and “The Global Impact of Terrorism” (2008). Prof. Ganor is a Member of the editorial board of Springer Intelligence & Security Informatics (ISI) journal. Prof. Ganor has contributed book chapters for many publications, including to Oxford University Press, Routledge, Springer, and the U.S. Institute for Peace.

Prof. Ganor chairs ICT’s International Conferences: World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, and co-directed several research projects for NATO and the Ministry of Public Security. Prof. Ganor is a frequent media and television commentator and has appeared on the BBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, the New York Times, the Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz and many other Israeli and international publications.

Prof. Bruce Hoffman

Tenured Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, United States

Professor Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for over four decades. He is a tenured professor in Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where from 2010 to 2017 he was the Director of both the Center for Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program. In addition, Professor Hoffman is visiting Professor of Terrorism Studies at St Andrews University, Scotland. He previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation and was also Director of RAND’s Washington, D.C. Office. Professor Hoffman also served as RAND’s Vice President for External Affairs and as Acting Director of RAND’s Center for Middle East Public Policy.

Appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve as a commissioner on the Independent Commission to Review the FBI’s Post-9/11 Response to Terrorism and Radicalization, Professor Hoffman was a lead author of the commission’s final report. He was Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency between 2004 and 2006; an adviser on counterterrorism to the Office of National Security Affairs, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq in 2004, and from 2004-2005 an adviser on counterinsurgency to the Strategy, Plans, and Analysis Office at Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters, Baghdad. Professor Hoffman was also an adviser to the Iraq Study Group.

Professor Hoffman was the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he was also Reader in International Relations and Chairman of the Department of International Relations. Professor Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the leading scholarly journal in the field. and a member of the advisory board of Terrorism and Political Violence. He is also editor of the Columbia University Press Series on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare.

He has been a Distinguished Scholar, a Public Policy Scholar, a Senior Scholar, and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.; a Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel; and, a Visiting Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a contributing editor to The National Interest and a member of the Jamestown Foundation’s Board of Directors; a member of the board of advisers to the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association; and, serves on the advisory boards to the Arms Sales Monitoring Project at the Federation of American Scientists and of Our Voices Together: September 11 Friends and Families to Help Build a Safer, More Compassionate World.

Professor Hoffman holds degrees in government, history, and international relations and received his doctorate from Oxford University. In November 1994, the Director of Central Intelligence awarded Professor Hoffman the United States Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, the highest level of commendation given to a non-government employee, which recognizes sustained superior performance of high value that distinctly benefits the interests and national security of the United States.

He has conducted field work on terrorism and insurgency in Afghanistan, Argentina, Colombia, India (Kashmir and Assam), Indonesia, Israel, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Pakistan (North West Frontier Province), the Philippines (Mindanao), Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza Strip), Sri Lanka, and Turkey. In 2008 he visited Khowst, Paktia, Kunar, and Nuristan Provinces in Afghanistan to observe the operations of the 82nd Airborne and Provincial Reconstruction Teams under its command, and also traveled to Pakistan, where he toured Pakistani military training facilities and divisional headquarters in the North West Frontier Province.

A revised and updated third edition of his classic book, Inside Terrorism, was published in 2017 by Columbia University Press in the U.S. Foreign language editions of the first edition were published in ten countries. The Washington Post described Inside Terrorism as ”brilliant” and the ”best one volume introduction to the phenomenon” (16 July 2006). Professor Hoffman’s most recent books are The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden’s Death (2014), and Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (2015), which was awarded the Washington Institute for Near East Studies’ Gold Medal for the best book on Middle Eastern politics, history and society published in 2015 and also named the Jewish Book of the Year for 2015 by the Jewish National Book Council. Anonymous Soldiers was also cited as best book of the year by the St Louis Times-Dispatch and the Kirkus Review and an “Editors’ Choice” of the New York Times Book Review.

Professor Hoffman was a Fellow and C. V. Starr Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy of Berlin, Germany during the fall, 2006; a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra, Australia during the summer, 2007; a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University for Michaelmas Term (first semester) 2009 and was the S. Rajaratnam Professor of Strategic Studies at Nanyang Technological University Singapore for the 2009/2010 academic year. He is currently the Shelby Collum and Katherine W. Davis Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Adv. Deborah Housen-Couriel

Fellow and Adjunct Professor, ICT, Reichman University, Herzliya; Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation, Konfidas Ltd.; Advisory Board, Federmann Cyber Security Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Deborah’s expertise focuses on global and Israeli cybersecurity law and regulation. Her law practice advises clients on high-level strategies for legal planning and regulatory compliance in the areas of corporate governance, preparedness, data protection and retention, internet fraud and cybercrime.

Her practice at Konfidas Ltd. Is supported by ongoing research on critical cybersecurity issues, and she is a research fellow at Reichman University, Herzliya’s Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University, and the Minerva Center at Haifa University’s Law Faculty.  Deborah teaches several university courses on cybersecurity law and regulation, with a focus on the interaction among public international law, domestic legal systems and contemporary technological developments in cyberspace. She taught as a guest lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Exec Ed Program on Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology in 2016. In 2010-11, she co-chaired the National Cyber Initiative’s Policy and Regulation Committee, under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office; and served as a member of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau’s Public Committee on the Cyber Professions

Her experience at the international level includes her current work on the Advisory Board for the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, as a Core Expert on the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project, and as a member of the Legal Research Advisory Group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Deborah was a member of the International Group of Experts that drafted the Tallinn 2.0 manual on state activity in cyberspace; and of the ILA’s Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law. Deborah also serves as Vice Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Law and Technology Interest Group. She is certified with the IBITGQ EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation and Practitioner (GDPR F and P).

Between 2007 and 2014, Deborah was Director of the Wexner Foundation’s Israel Fellowship Program, which develops public leadership at the highest levels in Israel and the US together with the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to these positions, Deborah was Director of the Department of Regulation and International Treaties and served in the Director-General’s Bureau of the Israeli Ministry of Communications (1994-2005). While at the Ministry, she served on delegations to the WTO, the ITU, the Oslo Accords negotiations for telecommunications and spectrum management issues, and those for the peace treaty with Jor