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

A Special Seminar on

“Combating Separatist Terrorism:

Assessment of Past Lessons, Future Outlook,

and ‘Best Practices’ Response Strategies”

Since the establishment of the UN, many of the new or changed political entities created in the name of "self-determination" contributed to terrorism, as well as to civil and international wars. The current expanding trend of separatism and fragmentation challenges security concerns on the national, regional, and global levels. A distinguished panel of former government officials and academics assessed past experiences, selected case studies, future warning signals, and recommendations for conflict resolutions or strategies


Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

12:00 Noon to 2:00PM


Place: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 200

Arlington, VA 22203

(Ballston Metro Station, Orange or Silver Line)

This event hosted several distinguished speakers:

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


Dr. John Lenczowski, Founder and President of The Institute of World Politics


Professor Brian Forst, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology, American University


Paul Goble, Former official with the CIA and U.S. Department of State and vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn


Dr. Christos Kyrou, Research Director at the Center for International Relations


Clare Lopez, Former Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, currently Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy


Dr. Fernando Jimenez, Director of TecnoLegal Consult LLC and general representative of all Spanish residents in USA


General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies





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