There exists the need to educate policy-makers, and the public in general, on the nature and intensity of the terrorism threat in the twenty-first century. The purpose of the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is four-fold:

 

1. To monitor current and future threats of terrorism;
2. To develop response strategies on governmental and non-governmental levels;
3. To effect continual communication with policy-makers, academic institutions, business, media, and civic organizations;
4. To sponsor research programs on critical issues, particularly those relating enabling technologies with policy, and share findings nationally and internationally.

The International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) is directed by Professor Yonah Alexander. Professor Alexander publishes numerous bodies of work and makes frequent appearances in international media.

 

From the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies:

 

January 15, 2015

Seminar on “America, Still the Indispensable Nation”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Ambassador (Ret.) L. Paul Bremer III, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

January 30, 2015

Seminar on “Terrorism Victimization of Women and Children: Costs, Lessons, and Future Outlook”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast, Professor Patricia A. Maulden, Nina Shea, Professor Michael Noone, Dr. Mir Sadat, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray, Michael S. Swetnam

 

March 30, 2015

17th Annual Event on “International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism: Review of 2014 and Outlook for 2015”

Location: National Press Club

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, Dr. Alaa Abdalaziz, Wafa Bughaighis, Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Ambassador Theodore H. Kattouf, Governor James S. Gilmore, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray, Michael S. Swetnam

 

April 29, 2015

Seminar on “From Terrorism to War Crimes: Past Lessons and Future Outlook”

Location: International Law Institute

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Professor Paul R. PillarDr. George Khelashvili, Professor Mir Sadat, Issam Michael Saliba, Professor Don Wallace, Jr.

 

May 14, 2015

Seminar on “Combating Terrorism: Strategic Assessments, the Military’s Role, and International Cooperation”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Ambassador Lukman Faily, Brigadier Chaudhary Sarfraz Ali, Colonel (Ret.) Gary Anderson, Dr. Thomas X. Hammes; General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

June 11, 2015

Seminar on “Combating Terrorism: The Role of Law Enforcement”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Michael Swetnam, Michael Braun, Dr. Ivan Anchev, Sergeant Mark Landahl, Captain Dave Martin, Professor Dean Alexander, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

July 1, 2015

Seminar on “Iraq: Quo Vadis?”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelist: Professor Amatzia Baram

 

July 9, 2015

Seminar on “The Days After: Are Iran’s Deadlines Endless?”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: The Hon. Bijan Kian, Mehdi Khalaji, Dr. George Perkovich, Reuel Marc Gerecht, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

August 13, 2015

Seminar on “Terrorism Captives: Tactical, Legal, and Strategic Implications”

Location: International Law Institute

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Ambassador (Ret.) Edward Marks, Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman, Ifat Reshef, Dr. Harlan K. Ullman, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

August 27, 2015

Seminar on “Combating Separatist Terrorism: Assessment of Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and ‘Best Practices’ Response Strategies”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Dr. John Lenczowski, Professor Brian Forst, Paul Goble, Dr. Christos Kyrou, Clare Lopez, Dr. Fernando Jimenez,  General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

September 10, 2015

Special Diplomatic Forum “Conversation with Pavel Shidlovsky, Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Belarus”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Pavel Shidlovsky, Tom Thomson, Michael S. Swetnam, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

September 17, 2015

Seminar on “NATO’s Mission in the Old-New Strategic Environment: Confronting Regional and Global Challenges”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Richard Prosen, Dr. Raffi Gregorian, Dr. Richard Weitz, Dr. Patrick Murphy, Bruce Weinrod, Guy Roberts, Michael S. Swetnam, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

October 2, 2015

Seminar on “The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Third Intifada or an Endgame?”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Dr. Aaron David Miller, Ghaith Al-Omari, Hon. Reuven Azar, Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman, Professor Yoram Peri, Professor Don Wallace

 

October 23, 2015

Seminar on “Russia’s Middle East Strategy: Quo Vadis?”

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Professor Shireen Hunter, Andrew Bowen, Scott Edelman, Greg Gross, General (Ret.) Alfred Gray

 

December 21, 2015

"Jerusalem: Outlook for War or Peace?" Seminar

Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Moderator: Professor Yonah Alexander

Panelists: Professor Mohammed S. Dajani, Hon. Reuven Azar

 

 

Professor Yonah Alexander, Ph.D., Member, Board of Regents, Senior Fellow, and Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies

Professor Yonah Alexander is a Member of the Board of Regents, Senior Fellow, and Director of International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. In addition, Professor Alexander is the Director of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Director of the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies (in Washington, D.C.). Both academic institutions are consortia of universities and think tanks throughout the world. Previously, Dr. Alexander served as Professor of International Affairs and Director of Terrorism Studies at the George Washington University as well as Professor of International Studies and Director of the Institute for Studies in International Terrorism at the State University of New York system, totaling 35 years of service.

For further information about ICTS activities, please contact Yonah Alexander (Director and Senior Fellow) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sharon Layani (Research Associate and Coordinator) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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