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Dr. Tawfik Hamid serves as the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism. In an interview with the London (Ontario) Free Press, he commented on the recent arrests of terrorist suspects in Canada. Dr. Hamid, a medical doctor who is a former Islamic radical, addressed the seeming contradiction between the quiet lives of some suspects and the allegations that they were involved in terrorism. Dr. Hamid 's take: that there have been many cases in which individuals have been abruptly radicalized. Click here to read the article in full.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Prof. James Giordano, PhD, has been named Vice President of Academic Programs. Prof. Giordano has served as Chair of Academic Programs since 2009 and will continue to serve as Director of the Institute's Center for Neurotechnology Studies and Executive Director of the Potomac Institute Press.
As Vice President of Academic Programs, Prof. Giordano will restructure and streamline the Programs' organization, and will oversee the Institute's Academic Centers, including the Center for Neurotechnology Studies and the International Center for Terrorism Studies, directed by Prof. Yonah Alexander. Prof. Giordano will also be responsible for activities of academic fellows, whose independent research will complement and enhance the mission of the Academic Programs. Click below to watch a video in which Prof. Giordano describes the new structure for the Academic Programs.
John Young is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and a former undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics. In a recent issue of Defense News, he writes that current procedures limiting the use of multiyear procurement contracts within the Department of Defense result in enormous waste of taxpayer dollars. He argues that expanding the use of multiyear contracts would improve efficiency and save money. Writes Young, "It would dramatically improve defense acquisition if more programs were executed under stable, multiyear funding, limiting the annual budget process churn that consumes precious program management time." Click here to read the article in full.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding a proposed mosque near New York City's Ground Zero with a call for the mosque's supporters to take steps to lay critics' concerns to rest. Dr. Hamid says not only should the proponents of the mosque come out strongly against all forms of violent radicalism, they should acknowledge cultural and historical signals that may be sent by the mosque's construction. Dr. Hamid was interviewed at length by the New Jersey Jewish Standard ; click here to read the article in full.
The International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies presented a special Luncheon Seminar, "The Next Middle East Wars: Lebanon, Gaza and Iran?" at noon on Wednesday, August 18. Panelists included Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director of ICTS; Amb. Theodore Kattouff (Ret.), Former US Ambassador to Syria and President and CEO, AMIDEAST; Dr. Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle East Affairs, Congressional Research Service; and Dr. Patrick Clawson, Deputy Director for Research, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The event was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute, and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies. Click here to watch C-SPAN coverage of the event, or click below to watch a video of the event in its entirety.
- Dr. Tawfik Hamid on Ground Zero Mosque Controversy
- Senior Fellow Tevi Troy Testifies on Capitol Hill
- Is the West Warming to Georgia?
- World Cup Bombings Underscore Growing Risk in East Africa
- C-SPAN Coverage of Discussion Forum with Rep. Mike Rogers
- Senior Fellow Tevi Troy on Oil Spill Response
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Muzzling Georgian Media
- Senior Research Fellow James Barnett on FCC's Interoperability Solution
- Senior Fellow David Smith on US Support of Georgia
- CHPP Director in Modern Healthcare
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- "Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight" April 17 April 17, 2013 (15:00 - 16:00)
- ICTS: Combating Hizballah's Global Network April 04, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
- Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons July 25, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World May 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight, on Wednesday, April 17, 3 - 4 p.m, at Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. Event will be lead by LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and...
Combating Hizballah’s Global Network, Thursday, Apr 4, 12-2
Hosted by Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
At the Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St, Ste 200
Inter-University Center for...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons, on Wednesday, July 25, at the Institute. Registration is required. Contact...
The Potomac Institute Cyber Center will host a special program on Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World on Friday, May 11, from 12 noon-2 pm at the Institute, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA...
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