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Upcoming Events

Save the Date: 2nd Open Meeting with Global Research Network (GRN) partners

November 2017

The UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) will be holding its second open meeting with Global Research Network (GRN) partners on the latest trends in terrorism and counter-terrorism at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, on 16 November 2017, at 3.00 p.m., in Conference room 4.


The open meeting, which will include a panel of experts from leading think tanks and academic institutions of the GRN, will allow the Committee, CTED, and the research community to analyse and discuss related emerging issues, trends, and developments. The meeting and subsequent discussions will identify, highlight, and build on research gaps with a view to pinpointing priority areas of work with respect to the implementation of relevant Security Council counter-terrorism resolutions, particularly focusing on resolutions 2129 (2013), 2178 (2014), and 2354 (2017).

CAST is proud to be one of the GRN partners and our own Dr. Abraham R. Wagner (CAST Board Member and Senior Fellow) is on the CTC. Ed Doyle, also a CAST Board Member and Senior Fellow, will be in attendance.

*Kindly address all inquiries to Ms. Farah Kasim, CTED Associate Political Affairs Officer (, tel: +1 212 963 7701.

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Past Events

2017 ICT Conference

September 2017

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's (ICT) 17th International Conference: World Summit on Counter-Terrorism will be held under the theme of "The Terrorism Maze", aimed at analyzing and discussing the factors, influences and trends which make up the web of terrorism and counter-terrorism. The conference will be September 11-14, 2017 in Herzliya, Israel. CAST will collaborate with ICT in the conference, focusing presentations on cyber threats and the evolving use of social media by ISIS and other terrorist organizations.

Neuroscience & Radicalization Workshop

August 2016

The UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior will host a workshop of neuroscientists and counter-terrorism experts to explore how the tools of cognitive neuroscience and organizational psychology can effectively be employed to provide a better understanding of the radicalization process August 22-23, 2016. Under the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) this workshop will seek to identify testable hypotheses, and then design targeted experiments and protocols to test them. CAST will assist DARPA and UCLA in the organization of this workshop and publication of the results.

ICT World Summit of Counter-Terrorism

September 2015

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) will hold the annual conference Terrorism’s Global, World Summit of Counter-Terrorism September 7-10, 2015 in Herzliya, Israel.  This year’s theme for the conference are the shifting sands of terrorism.  In particular the conference will explore the evolution of the terrorist threat in the face of an evolving environment and a growing diversity of terrorist actors and how counterterrorism policy and strategy can best address this elusive threat. CAST will collaborate with ICT in the conference, focusing presentations on cyber threats and the evolving use of social media by ISIS and other terrorist organizations.

Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector

April 2014

On April 10, 2014 CAST sponsored a meeting at Columbia University for the Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector Working Group (CFSWG), a collaboration of individuals and organizations concerned about the evolving needs of the financial sector in dealing with the range of issues related to cybersecurity and privacy.  Looking at increasing threats to the financial community as well as critical security and privacy issues the CFSWG is looking to strategies and programs that enhance the nation’s ability to deal with the threat environment.  Included here are the evolving threat environment; vulnerabilities of the current technology; new technologies that could enhance security and privacy; technology programs of importance to the financial sector; liabilities faced by the financial sector from cyberattacks; impact of proposed legislation for cybersecurity; and priorities for a research agenda that support the financial sector.

Third Annual Conference on "Terrorism and Global Security"

May 2008

Sponsored jointly with the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group (LA-TEW) and the RAND Corporation, the Third Annual Conference on Terrorism and Global Security took place on May 8-9, 2008, at the RAND Headquarters in Santa Monica, California.  The Conference again brought together legal scholars, law enforcement and intelligence personnel, public health professionals as well as national and international terrorism experts to consider major issues in these critical areas.

Meeting: "Muslim 'Diasporas' in the U.S. and Europe: The Evolving Threat"

November 2007

On November 13, 2007 CAST sponsored a meeting at Columbia University focused on the development of a research program to consider the critical issues raised by growing Muslim populations in various European national as well as the U.S.  Working in connection with both the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies at Columbia, as well as the RAND Corporation, further meetings are planned on this critical topic.

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