Counter Terror Conference

Conference on Counter Terrorism

Counter Terrorism Conference – Countering Global Terrorism in South Asian Context

Conference Center, Capitol Hill, Washington DC


  • 10 AM to 2.30 PM on 1st May 2015
  • 10.00 – 11.30. Session 1
  • 11.30 – 12.30. Business Lunch
  • 12.30 – 2:00. Session 2


  Topic and Introduction
Session 1:


Speaker 1: Emerging Linkages between ISIS and existing Jihadi groups like LET and basis for US-India Collaboration to Counter them Dr. Stephen Tankel,

American University, Author of Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba and The Jihadist (2015) Professor Tankel specializes in international security with a focus on political and military affairs in South Asia, transnational threats, Islamist militancy, and U.S. foreign and defense policies related to these issues. He has published widely on these topics and conducted field research on conflicts and militancy in Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Lebanon, Pakistan, and the Balkans. More info Visit:

Speaker 2: International Framework for Countering Terrorism

Prof. Ved Nanda,

International Law, Denver University, Author: Law In The War On International Terrorism

Professor Nanda has taught at the University of Denver since 1965. In addition to his scholarly achievements, he is significantly involved in the global international law community. He is Past President of the World Jurist Association and now its Honorary President, former honorary Vice President of the American Society of International Law and now its counselor, and a member of the advisory council of the United States Institute of Human Rights. He was formerly the United States Delegate to the World Federation of the United Nations Associations, Geneva, and Vice-Chair of its Executive Council, and also served on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association-USA. He also serves as an elected member of the American Law Institute and as a council member for the American Bar Association Section of International Law.

Speaker 3: Terrorism Surveillance

David Sterman

Research Associate, New America Org

David Sterman is work focuses on homegrown extremism and the maintenance of the New America Foundation’s datasets on terrorism inside the United States and the relative roles of NSA surveillance and traditional investigative tools in preventing such terrorism.



Business Lunch


Speaker 1: Countering Terrorism

Mr. Glenn Carle,

Ex-CIA Officer and Author of The Interrogator

Glenn Carle is an American writer and former intelligence officer. He is the author of The Interrogator,[1] which describes his involvement in the interrogation of a man at the time believed to be one of the top members of al-Qa’ida.

Speaker 2: Defeating Political Terrorism

Dr. Moorty Muthuswamy,

Author of Defeating Political Islam: The New Cold War This book has an extensive discussion of radicalism in the Indian context. His work focuses on applying ideas developed in physics to identify the causes of radicalism.


A registration does not guarantee an acceptance. Due to some constraints, we may need to selectively accept registered people and hence we reserve a right to deny an entry.


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News Reports

“Need of a global treaty to fight terrorism: experts” published in Economic Times coverage

Report published in NitiCentral

ISIS to Boko Haram: Experts discuss different dimensions of terrorism

“Need of a global treaty to fight terrorism: experts” : Business Standard

“Need of a global treaty to fight terrorism: experts” Indian Express


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