View Panel on Americans in Al-Qaeda with Erroll Southers

Erroll Southers, Associate Director for Research Transition at CREATE, moderates a panel investigating home-grown terrorism at the World Summit on Counter-terrorism in Herzilya, Israel.

Erroll Southers Leads Sessions on Al Qaeda and Aviation Security at the ICT’s World Summit on Counter-Terrorism

(release courtesy of TAL Global)

Erroll Southers, CREATE’s Associate Director for Research Transition and TAL Global Managing Director for Counter-Terrorism and Critical Infrastructure Protection, spoke at this year’s ICT conference. Mr. Southers led two different sessions; one titled “Americans in Al Qaeda" and the other “Aviation Terrorism & Security". This is the fourth year in a row that Mr. Southers has been invited to participate in this elite conference.

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT) international conference is one of the most influential events in the field of counter-terrorism today. The conference is attended by high-profile experts from a diverse background of disciplines, current and former ministers, members of parliament, heads of security agencies and police departments, first responders, academics, and professional experts.

Amongst the participants and presenters were former heads of the Mossad and Shabak (e.g. Maj. Gen. Daniel Rothschild, Mr. Shabtai Shavit, Maj. Gen. Ami Ayalon, Mr. Carmi Gillon, Mr. Yaacov Peri, Maj. Gen. Danny Yatom, M.K. Avi Dichter), and former ministers of defense and IDF Chiefs of Staff (e.g. Prof. Moshe Arens, Deputy Minister Maj. Gen. Matan Vilnai, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz). In addition, several former ministers of internal security, former police commissioners, former chairpersons of the National Security Council and Counter-Terrorism Bureau and former heads of military intelligence directorate were in attendance.

“This is clearly a gathering of the world’s best counter-terrorism experts", said Johnathan Tal, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Tal was also scheduled to attend the event.

The conference was held September 12-15, 2010 by the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel and hosting more than 1,000 attendees from 50 different countries.