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C-SPAN Coverage: ICTS Event on Middle East Security

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studiesl hosted a roundtable discussion,  Middle East Security Concerns: The Next Phase? on Monday, December 10, from 12 noon-2 pm at the Institute.    Co-sponsors of this event included the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute.   This event was covered by C-SPAN:  click here to watch the C-SPAN video in its entirety.


Opening Remarks
Jamie Barnett, RDML USNR (Ret.)
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies;
Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Noam Katz
Minister, Embassy of Israel

Dr. Michael Leeden
Freedom Scholar, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Dr. Kumar-ul Huda
United States Institute of Peace
Author: "The Crescent and Dove: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam" 

Issam Saliba
Middle East Specialist, Law Library of Congress


Dr. Tawfik Hamid
Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Closing Remarks

BGen David Reist, USMC (Ret.)
Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Registration is required for general audience and press attendance.  Please provide name and affiliation to Evan Lundh, Research Coordinator, at or 703-562-4522.  

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