ICT’s International Conference on Counter-Terrorism

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism will open their 16th International Conference: World Summit on Counter-Terrorism on the evening of September 11th, 2016 with a ceremony to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The conference, being held in Herzliya, Israel, will continue through the 15th with the overall theme of “Unpuzzling Terrorism,” featuring plenary sessions; workshops; keynote speakers; and a final simulation to close the event.

The plenary sessions will take place on the 12th and 13th, and the assortment of workshops and keynote addresses on the 14th and 15th. A condensed schedule of workshop topics are below from the ICT event website.

Theatres of Jihad:

The first series of workshops will examine in-depth the main contemporary theaters in which the threat of global jihadism thrives. […] The workshops in the first series are titled as follows:

  1. Europe and North America: Lessons Learned from Recent Attacks in Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino, and Orlando
  2. Middle East Quo Vadis? Syria and Iraq
  3. Africa: Libya, Nigeria and Kenya: The New Battlefield for Global Jihadist Organizations?
  4. Recent Immigration to Europe: Gauging the Terrorism Threat and Counter-Terrorism Options

Emerging Fields in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism:

The second series of workshops is devoted to discussion on the broader context of terrorism and counter-terrorism. […] The workshops in the second series are titled as follows:

  1. The Steven E. Stern Workshop on Cyber Terrorism
  2. The Future of Terrorism Studies
  3. New Battlefields/Old Laws: Legal Triggers of War on New Battlefields

The Challenge of Counter-Terrorism

The third series of workshops will consider the numerous challenges of counter-terrorism. […] The workshops in the third series are titled as follows:

  1. Pathways to De-Radicalization
  2. Pro-active Tools for Countering Terrorism
  3. Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism Policing
  4. The Protection of Critical Infrastructure against Terrorism
  5. Terrorism Prosecution and Countering Terrorism Financing


For more information on this and other upcoming events, be sure to check out our events calendar.

The event page for this conference can be found here, where you can also find the conference agenda and registration information.