RCAST is pleased to announce the 4th RCAST Security Webinar on “New Frontiers of Security: Religious Extremism, Cyber-defense and Public Health Crisis in the Middle East.”
This online seminar is jointly organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) and IGSDA (Institute for Global Security and Defense Affairs, Abu Dhabi and Cairo) as part of a series of seminars collectively titled “Geopolitical Dynamism in the Wider Middle East Region.”
4 distinguished speakers will grapple with new security threats the world is faced with in the Middle East context, such as the proliferation of terrorism to a wider region, cyber-terrorism/crimes and the pandemic, and the breakdown of the healthcare system.
The discussion will be open to invitees and a limited number of members of the public. Presentations and discussions are held in English, and no interpretations are provided.
RCAST Security Webinar Series #4
“New Frontiers of Security: Religious Extremism, Cyber-Defense and Public Health Crisis in the Middle East”
March 12, 2021 15:00 - 17:00 (JST)
Speakers and presentation titles
(1) MG (Rtd) Dr. Sayed Ghoneim, Senior Strategist and Chairman, Institute of Global Security and Defense Affairs (IGSDA)
“Origins of the New Security Threats”
(2) Ahmed Kamel al-Beheiri, Political analyst and researcher, al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies, Cairo
“New Frontiers of Terrorism in the Middle East and Africa”
(3) Dr. Mohamed Elguindy, Cyber Security Expert, Presenter of the TV show “Tech Talk” on Al Kahera Wal Nas channel of Egypt
“Cyber Technology and Cyber Crimes in the Middle East Politics and Conflict”
(4) Prof. Sameh S. Ali, Global Health Security Expert and Head of the Research Unit of Oncology, Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357 in Cairo
“Middle Eastern Responses to COVID-19 Crisis”
Moderator: Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security, RCAST, the University of Tokyo and Head of the ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies)
MG (Rtd) Dr. Sayed Ghoneim is Senior Strategist and Chairman of the Institute of Global Security and Defense Affairs (IGSDA). He is also a senior member of the Advisory Board of “Program of Master of Security Studies and Information Analysis” at American University in The Emirates (AUE).
Ahmed Kamel al-Beheiri is Political analyst and researcher at al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies, Cairo. al-Beheiri has been working as a Political analyst and researcher at the Unit of Security Studies in al-Ahram Center for political & Strategic Studies and al-Ahram al-Araby Center since from 2006 until now. Some of his articles in al-Ahram can be seen here at the English website below.
Dr. Mohamed Elguindy is a cyber security expert specialized in cybercrime, cyber terrorism, and technology. He is the presenter of the TV show “Tech Talk” on Al Kahera Wal Nas channel of Egypt.
Prof. Sameh S. Ali is a global health security expert and the Head of the Research Unit of Oncology, Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357 in Cairo. Prof. Ali is also a member in the National Committee for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and in the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel of Experts in Arts and Sciences. Prof. Ali was the Founding Director of the Center for Aging and Associated Diseases, Helmy Institute of Medical Sciences, Zewail City of Science and Technology. He was also a Professor of Biophysics at Zewail City. Prof. Ali obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees from Tohoku University. He spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Technical University, Graz and Washington University in St. Louis. He stayed at the University of California, San Diego as an Assistant-Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology till 2012. His interest is in experimental studies to understand prevailing health problems in Egypt and their interactions with the environment and socioeconomic local and regional statuses.
“Geopolitical Dynamism in the Wider Middle East Region” series is jointly organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the University of Tokyo and IGSDA (Institute for Global Security and Defense Studies) and composed of 4 parts.
(1) “New Great Game for the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa,” January 22, 2021, 15:00-17:20 (Japan Time)
(2) “Strategic Rivalry in the East Mediterranean Sea,” February 12, 2021, 15:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
(3) "Security Threats in Sahel and Sub-Sahara Regions," February 26, 2021, 15:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
(4) “New Frontiers of Security: Religious Extremism, Cyber-defense and Public Health Crisis in the Middle East,” March 12, 2021, 15:00-17:00 (Japan Time): This Event
This is part of the RCAST Security Webinar supported by RCAST, the University of Tokyo.
This is partially funded by the research project “Japan’s Choices in the Era of Inter-Regime Competition: Policy Proposals and Information Sharing based on Long-term Scenario Planning in Search for the Proactive Role in the Emergence of the New International Order” funded by MOFA of Japan’s research grant.
Categories: Open to members of The University of Tokyo and to Invitees