The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's (ICT's) 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism Is Now LIVE


Hundreds of Israel's and the world's leading experts and officials will conjoin and discuss burning topics in the realm of Counter-Terrorism: the evolution of the US counter-terrorism policy post 9/11; ISIS after its demise in Iraq and Syria; Lone Wolves phenomena and response; the diplomatic perspective of counter-terrorism; terrorism threats to democracy; and more.

Amongst the conference' keynote speakers: Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Former Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States of America; The Honorable Manuel Valls, Former Prime Minister & Minister of Interior, France; Mr. Avigdor Lieberman, Minister of Defense, Israel; MK Gilad Erdan, Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs & Information, Israel; MK Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice, Israel; MK Naftali Bennett, Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs, Israel; Mr. Avi Gabbay, Chairperson of the Labor Party & Former Minister of Environmental Protection, Israel; MK Avi Dichter, Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, Israel.

The annual conference will be hosted by Prof. Uriel Reichman, President and Founder of IDC Herzliya; Mr. Shabtai Shavit, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICT; Former Director of the Mossad; Prof. Boaz Ganor, Fou​nder and Executive Director of ICT; Dean at Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya.

Also amongst the conference participants: Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations; Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, Dean of the Academic Board, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, USA; Mr. Brian Fishman, Lead Policy Manager, Counter-Terrorism, Facebook, USA; Dr. Jehangir Khan, Officer-in-Charge and Director, Office of Counter-Terrorism, United Nations; Dr. Mara Karlin, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, Department of Defense, USA; Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service, United Kingdom; Mr. Weixiong Chen, Acting Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), Security Council, United Nations; Mr. Noor Dahri, Director, Pakistan-Israel Alliance, United Kingdom; Ms. Ana B. Hinojosa, Director, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization.

Amongst the Israeli experts and officials who will participate: Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilead, Director, Institute for Policy & Strategy (IPS) and Chair, Herzliya Conference Series, IDC Herzliya, Israel; MK Tzipi Livni, Lt. Gen. (Res.) Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon, Dan Meridor, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Matan Vilnai; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Orit Adato, Former Commissioner, Israeli Prison Services (IPS), Israel and MK Ofer Shelah, Member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, Israel.

The conference will be held on Monday-Thursday, September 11th-14th, 2017. Keynote addresses and sessions will be held at the Sharon Hotel in Herzliya on September 11th-12th. Workshops will be held at IDC Herzliya campus on September 13th-14th.

On Monday evening, September 11th at 7:00pm, a ceremony honoring the memory of the victims of 9/11 and victims of terrorism in Israel and worldwide, will be held in the presence of Mk Gilad Erdan and a Senior U.S. Official. The keynote addresses will be held in English and Hebrew . Workshops will be held in English. Simultaneous translation will be available on Monday-Tuesday, September 11th-12th.

Founded in 1996, the Int​ernational Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at IDC Herzliya is one of the leading academic institutes for counter-terrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, national security and defense policy.

ICT also serves as a joint forum for international policymakers and scholars to share information and expertise through research papers, situation reports and academic publications for worldwide distribution. A number of international seminars, workshops and conferences are organized monthly by ICT to discuss and educate on global and regional issues of security, defense, and public policy in order to better facilitate the exchange of perspectives, information and proposals for policy action. Finally, ICT administers the largest public domain research database on the Internet encompassing global terrorist attacks, terrorist organizations and activists in addition to statistical reports.

Press and media participation is free of charge. Representatives of the Press and Media are kindly requested to register with IDC Herzliya spokesperson office at

The conference's schedule will be sent in due time.

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