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The Art of Counter-Terrorism

17 September 2018 @ 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze FI
Valentina Bettin

Lecture by Boaz Ganor

The scope of terrorist attacks, the growing threat of the use of unconventional weapons, and the spread of radical-Islamic networks have turned the threat of terrorism into a global challenge. In order to effectively deal with the difficult and complex challenge of terrorism, decision-makers must address various dilemmas related to counter-terrorism: identify the threat; understand the motivation of terrorists, decode the “counter-terrorism equation”, solve the “democratic dilemma” and strengthen public awareness and resilience. These dilemmas are further intensified by new technological developments, which are being used nowadays in counter-terrorism—including AI, Big Data and machine learning.

Boaz Ganor is the Dean and the Ronald Lauder Chair for Counter-Terrorism at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. Professor Ganor serves as the Founding President of the International Academic Counter-Terrorism Community (ICTAC), an international association of academic institutions, experts, and researchers in fields related to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism.

The event is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement No 716350).

The event will be video-recorded.

In order to attend the lecture registration is mandatory.