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

A Special Seminar on

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


The purpose of this seminar was to focus on the interface between terrorism and the rule of law. Special attention was placed on legal practices related to detention, prosecution, and punishment of terrorists. Topics that were covered included current national, regional, and global risk assessments; surveillance; civil and military trials; international criminal court cases; and future outlook.

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
2:00PM to 4:00PM

Place: The International Law Institute
1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
(Near 31 and K Street NW) 202-247-6006 

This event hosted several distinguished speakers:

 Professor Don Wallace Jr., Chairman, International Law Institute

Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Professor Paul R. Pillar, 28-year career in the U.S. intelligence community; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

Dr. George Khelashvili, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Georgia

Professor Mir Sadat, Professor of National Security and Foreign Policy, National Intelligence University

Issam Michael Saliba, Senior Foreign Law Specialist for the Middle East and North Africa, Law Library of Congress

Ambassador Javier Ruperez, Former Ambassador of Spain to the United States and Assistant Secretary- General and Director of Counterterrorism at the United Nations Security Council



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