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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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“Combating Terrorism:
The Role of Sharing Intelligence”

In the wake of the escalated terrorist plots and attacks worldwide as well as the April 2016 Nuclear Security Summit’s warning that “the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism remains one of the greatest challenges to international security,” the role of sharing intelligence domestically and globally is becoming more critical than ever before.

Experts with extensive government, diplomatic, and academic experience discussed past lessons of what worked and what did not and offered short and long-term recommendations on information-sharing in the evolving battle against terrorism that is consistent with national laws and relevant obligations abroad.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

Place: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
901 N. Stuart St., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203
(Ballston Metro Station, Orange and Silver Line)

Opening Remarks:
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

Panel:
Timothy R. Sample
Former Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), Deputy U.S. Negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START I), and service in intelligence units within the U.S. Air Force. Currently, Chairman and CEO, 72 Africa

Peggy Evans
24 years of experience in intelligence and national security programs in CIA, the White House, and the Senate. Currently, Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman
Former FBI Legal Attaché in the Middle East

Geoffrey Harris
Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress and formerly Head of the Human Rights Unit within the Secretariat General of the European Parliament

Prasad Nallapati
Retired Additional Secretary to the Government of India and served in the Foreign Service in various countries, including Israel, Russia, and the USA. Currently, President, Centre for Asia-Africa Policy Research

Closing Remarks:
Professor Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman, International Law Institute

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