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    • New Allies in an Ancient Conflict Zone: The Middle East of Today & Tomorrow, with Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot

      Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot (Res.) is former Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (2009-2014), where he helped identify and implement the Israeli Government’s civil policy in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip. Prior to this position, he was a military secretary to three ministers of defense (2004-2009); Home Front Command Chief of Staff (2001-2004); and Head of Organization Department, Planning Directorate, IDF General Staff (1999-2001). Dangot holds an MBA (2014) from Bar-Ilan University. He comes to SU courtesy of the Our Soldiers Speak program.      

    • Understanding Interdisciplinary Responses to International Terrorism & Violent Extremisms

      In partnership with Emory University, George Washington University, and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Strategic Partnerships with Colleges and Universities—and with feedback from state and federal policymakers—graduate students in the College of Law and Maxwell School will share findings from their research on international terrorism and violent extremism. Topics include: The role of the UN in crafting international counterterrorism policy. Women’s leadership role in terrorist organizations. The importance of anti-extremist K-12 educational programs, such as Holocaust and atrocity education. Cross-cultural perspectives on what works in other settings (e.g., Israel, Egypt, Indonesia, Belgium, etc.). The experience of vulnerable communities…

    • President Donald J. Trump’s Immigration Order & Travel Ban

      PANELISTS: Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Chair, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School Ken Harper, Director, Newhouse Center for Global Engagement Gary Kelder, Professor, SU College of Law Andrew Kim, Associate Professor, SU College of Law Stephen Pike, Assistant Professor, Newhouse School Corri Zoli, Director of Research, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism

    • Israel’s Supreme Court Counterterrorism Jurisprudence: Mitigating Harm, But at What Cost? with Yuval Shany Israel's Supreme Court

      Professor Yuval Shany is Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, Hebrew University. He also serves currently as a board member in the International Law Forum at the Hebrew University, a director in the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT), and a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute.

    • JNSLP Symposium 2017: The Border & Beyond Border & Beyond

      Journal of National Security Law & Policy 2017 Symposium The Border and Beyond: The National Security Implications of Migration, Refugees, and Asylum under US and International Law Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 | Georgetown Law In addition to three panels, the symposium will feature a lunchtime keynote speech by Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First, one of the nation’s preeminent human rights advocacy organizations. RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclFTIhYVbMzFNC5BHRIuTWrGgBNte_dVzmzcSe4vL5i59i1w/viewform Panel 1: Immigration, Homeland Security, and the Constitution (9:05 – 10:30 AM) Panelists will engage in debate on various constitutional issues, such as the separation of powers and the protection of civil liberties, in…


  • News

    • Europe on High Alert: Corri Zoli Discusses London Attacks With WSTM

      INSCT Director of Research/Research Assistant Professor Corri Zoli is interviewed on CNY Central after the recent terrorist attacks in London (March 23, 2017).

    • JNSLP Video: The Border & Beyond Now Online Border & Beyond

      The Border and Beyond: The National Security Implications of Migration, Refugees, and Asylum under US and International Law February 28, 2017 | Georgetown Law Panel 1: Immigration, Homeland Security, and the Constitution (9:05 – 10:30 AM) Panelists will engage in debate on various constitutional issues, such as the separation of powers and the protection of civil liberties, in the context of recent events in the US in which both migration and national security have been implicated. Moderator: William Banks, Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University Panelists: Jen Daskal, Professor of Criminal, National Security, and Constitutional Law, American…

    • “Feigned” Surprise: William C. Snyder Discusses US Attorneys’ Dismissals with Sinclair US Attorneys’ Dismissals

      ‘You’re fired’: Experts confirm Trump’s dismissal of 46 U.S. attorneys was totally normal (Sinclair Broadcasting Group | March 13, 2017) Immediate outrage over any action taken by President Donald Trump has become the new normal, so it wasn’t a surprise to see a wave of criticism follow the administration’s call for the resignations of the remaining 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by Barack Obama. Within President Trump’s first month in office, 47 of the 93 U.S. attorneys offered their resignation. They were political appointees under Barack Obama and most if not all recognized the fact that after January 20, their days…

    • David M. Crane Explains NC Commission’s Investigation of Rendition Program to The Independent Rendition

      A major new inquiry has just been opened and it could reveal just how complicit the UK was in CIA torture (The Independent | March 16, 2017) A major new inquiry has just been launched into the role of the US state of North Carolina in the CIA’s torture and rendition of terrorism suspects after 9/11. The CIA apparently used an aviation contractor based in North Carolina to fly kidnapped captives to secret prisons around the world, where they were brutally tortured. It is estimated that at least thirty four individuals were transported by the CIA front company, Aero Contractors,…

    • Great Merit: David M. Crane Discusses Ukraine’s ICJ Case Against Russia With UATV

      On March 6, 2017, representatives of Ukraine and Russia met at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, to argue claims made by Ukraine about Russia’s involvement in the annexation of Crimea and in alleged operations in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Specifically, Ukraine accuses Russia of violating the 1999 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism by supporting eastern Ukrainian separatists. It also claims that Ukrainian and Tatar minorities in Crimea are being treated unfairly under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). “Ukraine’s Claim in The…