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National Security

The Developing Threats of Terrorist Organizations

The lunchtime discussion features

  • Dr. Boaz Ganor
    “Current trends of Global Jihadi Terrorism, its Ramifications and Challenges to U.S and Israel”
  • Dr. Eitan Azani
    “Hezbollah – The Global Network as a Platform for Terror Activities and Illegal Financing”
  •  Colonel (res.) Jonathan Fighel
    “Yemen as a New Staging Ground for Al Qaeda’s Jihad Against the West”  

Dr. Boaz Ganor
Boaz Ganor is the Associate Dean of the Lauder School of Government, the founder and Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), and the Head of the Homeland Security Studies Programs (Graduate Degree, Executive Program and Bachelor Specialization) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. Dr. Ganor is also the Founder and Chairman of the International Academic Counter Terrorism Community (ICTAC).

Dr. Col. (Res.) Eitan Azani
Currently serves as Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya. Dr. Azani is a Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defence Forces with operational, research and academic experience in counter-terrorism in the regional and international arenas. As part of his position at ICT, Dr. Azani maintains working relations and advises both private and government entities on counter-terrorism issues. Dr. Azani lectures at the School of Government and Politics at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and additional security and organizational establishments in Israel and abroad.

Colonel (Res.) Jonathan Fighel
Col. Jonathan Fighel is a Senior Researcher at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Head of “The Prosecuting Terrorism Intelligence Unit” at ICT. His expertise covers the Palestinian Authority, Islamist terror groups (Hamas, PIJ, al-Qaeda) and the Palestinian suicide terrorism phenomenon, which he has studied in both academic and governmental frameworks in Israel. Col. Fighel has an academic and operational knowledge in counter terrorism, Islam and Arab culture. In recent years Col. Fighel has dealt with the Internet as a tool for propaganda, recruitment and fundraising for radical Islam.

This event was cancelled.

Event information
Tue Feb 9, 2010
1:00pm - 3:00pm GMT+0000
Washington, DC, United States