Special Lecture on New Trends in Terrorism and Their Implication for TOKYO 2020 by Prof. Boaz Ganor
RCAST is pleased to invite you to an open lecture titled "Global Trends in Terrorism: How Do We Protect Tokyo 2020 from Threats?" by Prof. Boaz Ganor, a world-renowned expert on counter-terrorism policy. This lecture is delivered in English without interpretation. It will be held at the auditorium ENEOS Hall at RCAST and open to the general public.
Topics expected to be covered:
Terrorism modus operandi - "lone wolf attacks," "suicide attacks," hostage barricade situations.
Israeli and global counter-terrorism dilemmas
Expansion of Islamic Radicalism
East Asian lookout in terms of terrorism
High profile media events and their susceptibility to terrorism
Guidance to media companies in their reporting of terrorism
Lecture:"Global Trends in Terrorism: How Do We Protect Tokyo 2020 from Threats?"
Speaker: Boaz Ganor, Professor and the Dean of Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel
Moderator: Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security, RCAST, The University of Tokyo
Date & Time: September 25, 2019, 14:00-15:30
Venue: ENEOS Hall, 1st. floor of 3-s bldg., RCAST, The University of Tokyo
Prof. Boaz Ganor is the Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. He holds the Ronald Lauder Chair for Counter-Terrorism and is the founder and Executive Director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of IDC.
He has served as an advisor and/or a consultant to the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau, the Israeli National Security Council, and the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
His book of comprehensive theorization of counter-terrorism, "The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle – A Guide for Decision Makers" (Transaction Publishers, 2005), is used as a textbook in universities worldwide and has been translated into many languages, including into Japanese in 2018.
His recent book, "Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World" (Columbia University Press, 2015), cautioned about the exploitation of liberal-democratic institutions and values by terrorist organizations to further their goals. In this book, Prof. Ganor advances an international doctrine for governing military operations between state and nonstate actors as part of a new type of armed conflict termed "multidimensional warfare."
This lecture is held as the RCAST Security Seminar Series #19 and co-organized by Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo (Komaba II) and the Institute for Advanced Global Studies (IAGS) of the University of Tokyo (Komaba I).
Free and open to the general public.