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“The Lone Wolf Terrorist: Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and Response Strategies”

July 27, 2016

The latest terrorist incidents in Nice, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Orlando and elsewhere, are once again a grim reminder of the expanding operational roles of "lone wolves." Whether they are self-radicalized or linked to home-grown or foreign groups, their involvement reflects a worrisome weakness in the security chain of modern society. A panel with rich experience in the public and private sectors analyzed manifold national and global implications of the challenge and offered short and long-term recommendations to combat future threats.

Opening remarks were given by 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. The panel was moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The panel consisted of: Captain Dave Martin, Assistant Director, Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, Frederick County (MD) Sheriff’s Office; Professor Carol Flynn, A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, she held senior executive and clandestine positions in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America and is currently, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Managing Principal at Singa Consulting; Lisa Curtis, a former U.S. government official and currently, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation; Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli, Senior Analyst and editor of the Economic Blog at the Middle East Media Research Institute; and Professor Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research Program and Professor at the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Western Illinois University. Closing remarks were given by Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman, International Law Institute.

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“Aviation Security:
Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and ‘Best Practices’ Responses”

 June 28, 2016

From aircraft hijackings in the 1970s to 9/11 and the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014 to the latest destruction of EgyptAir Flight 804 in 2016, critical questions regarding the future outlook for aviation security continue to challenge the international community. While total safety in the skies cannot be achieved, are all the parties involved—government, industry, airlines, airports, and the public—motivated sufficiently to develop improved measures to reduce aerial human and technological risks?

A panel of experts from the public and private sectors have examined the challenges and opportunities in the aviation environment.

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“Latin American Security Challenges:
From the Olympics to Zika”

 June 23, 2016

Latin America is increasingly facing multiple security challenges including organized crime, terrorism, insurgency, and threats to democratic governance. Experts with extensive diplomatic, academic, and professional experience analyzed these trends as well as the August 2016 Rio Olympics and the Zika crisis. Future national, regional, and global implications for stability and peace were discussed.

 

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A Special Program in Honor

of National Maritime Day

“Maritime Security: Quo Vadis?

 May 23, 2016

The latest threats in the maritime environment include organized crime, piracy, terrorism, and the refugee crisis as well as the projection of power by Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea. These topics and the strategic responses by governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental bodies that are needed to meet current and future challenges have been discussed by a panel of experts from the U.S. and abroad.

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“Populist Politics: From Protests to Violence”

May 10, 2016

The current election campaigns in the United States and abroad have once again refocused the world’s attention on “populist politics.” Single-issue concerns such as anarchism, nativism, nationalism, racism, and fundamentalism have resulted in protests, extremism, and violence. Interdisciplinary experts have analyzed the current re-emerging trends and their future implications for security and peace.

Opening remarks were provided by 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. The discussion of the panelists was moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The keynote speaker was Professor Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and Professor of International Relations, The George Washington University. He formerly served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and the president of the American Sociological Association. Professor Etzioni authored twenty-four books and is regarded as the "guru" of the communitarian movement.

The panel for the seminar consisted of Benjamin HaddadResearch Fellow at Hudson Institute specializing in European and transatlantic affairs. Dr. Patrick Murphy, Former U.S. government official and currently Co-Director, Project on European Security, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies. Abraham Stein, Former Deputy Secretary for Multidimensional Security and Senior Advisor to the Secretary General on Defense and Hemispheric Security, Organization of American States. The closing remarks were provided by Professor Don Wallace, Jr.Chairman, International Law Institute.

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