International advisory board
Prof. William C. Banks
Professor William C. Banks is an internationally recognized authority in national security law, counterterrorism, and constitutional law. Banks has helped set the parameters for the emerging field of national security law since 1987, co-authoring two leading texts in the field: National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law. In 2008, Banks was named the College of Law Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor at Syracuse University, where he has been a member of the faculty for over 30 years.
National Security Law was first published in 1990 and the co-authors are now at work on its fifth edition. Banks and his co-authors published Counterterrorism Law in 2007 to help define the emerging field of counterterrorism law. Banks is also the author of numerous other books, book chapters and articles including Combating Terrorism (with Mitchel Wallerstein and Renee de Nevers), New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates from the Hague to Convention to Asymmetric Warfare (forthcoming), “Legal Sanctuaries and Predator Strikes in the War on Terror,”“Programmatic Surveillance and FISA – OfNeedles in Haystacks,” and “Providing ‘Supplemental Security’ – The Insurrection Act and the Military Role in Responding to Domestic Crises.”
Banks has been quoted extensively in the media, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Associate Press, TIME Magazine, and on National Public Radio, as well on camera with appearances on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, C-SPAN, and other networks. Banks has testified before Congress on several occasions, most recently on the subject of targeting suspected terrorists with unmanned aerial vehicles.
In addition to teaching national security law and counterterrorism law, Banks lectures extensively on these and other national security and constitutional law-related topics and on comparative legal systems around the globe. Banks' current research interests include domestic and international terrorism, emergency powers, war powers, emergency preparedness and response, and the role of the military in domestic affairs.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska (B.A. 1971) and the University of Denver (J.D. 1974, M.S., Law & Society 1982), Banks joined the faculty of the Syracuse University College of Law in 1978. Since 1998, he also has been a Professor of Public Administration in SU's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He was named the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in 1998, a College of Law Board of Advisors Professor in 2005, and he became the founding director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University in 2003. He also served as Special Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 1994. Banks worked with the committee on the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Stephen G. Breyer. He currently serves as a member of the InfraGard National Members Alliance Board of Advisors, the Advisory Council for the Perpetual Peace Project, and the Executive Board of the International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy (JNSL&P).
Prof. Gideon Biger
1970 BA in History and Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
1974 MA in Geography (CUM LAUDE)
1976-78 Research Student, Department of Geography, University College, London.
1979 PH.D in Geography - Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1980 Lecturer, Department of Geography, Tel Aviv University.
1983 Senior Lecturer, “ “
1986 Visiting Prof. - Dept. of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
1987-1989 Chairman - Dept. of Geography, Tel Aviv University.
1992 - Visiting Prof. University of Melbourne, Australia.
1996 - Associate Prof. Tel Aviv University.
1998-2000 – Chairman – Dept of Geography, Tel Aviv University.
2000 –2001 member of the Israel team for the Peace negotiation with Syria and the Palestinian Authority as a Boundary expert.
2001 – Chairperson of the Israeli association for Military History.
1. The Encyclopedia of International Boundaries, Fact on Files, New York, 1995
2. An Empire in the Holy Land, St. Martin Press, New York, 1994.
3. Ideology and landscape in historical perspective (ed. With Alan R.H. Baker), Cambridge University Press, 1992.
4. The Boundaries of Modern Palestine, RoutlegeCurzon, London, 2003.
5. The history of Tel Aviv (With Y. Shavit), Tel Aviv University, 2001 – 2007 Vol. (In Hebrew).
6. Green Dress for a country – the history of afforestation in Israel , With N. Liphschitz, 2003).
More then 100 academic publications in Hebrew and English in journals like: The Journal of Historical Geography, Historical Geography, Area, Dendrochronologia, Cartographica, Urbanism Past and Present, GeoJournal, Middle Eastern Studies etc.
Prof. Adam Dolnik
Professor Adam Dolnik, PhD is the Director of Terrorism Studies and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CTCP) at the University of Wollongong in Australia. In June 2011 he will also assume the position of Professor of Counterterrorism at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany. Formerly Dolnik has served as Chief Trainer at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) in Singapore, and as a researcher at the Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Research Project at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California and at the United Nations Terrorism Prevention Branch in Vienna. Dolnik has lectured for various governmental and nongovernmental organizations and agencies in over 40 countries, and regularly conducts field research in conflict zones (i.e. North Caucasus, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uganda, Sudan, Southern Philippines, DRC, Colombia, etc.) Dolnik’s books include Understanding Terrorist Innovation: Technologies, Tactics, and Global Trends (London: Routledge, 2007) and Negotiating Hostage Crises with the New Terrorists (Westport CT: Praeger Security International, 2007), Terrorism Field Research: A Guide (London: Routledge, forthcoming in 2011) as well as over 40 reports and articles on terrorism related issues. Dolnik also serves on the editorial boards of "Terrorism and Political Violence" and “Perspectives on Terrorism” the leading academic journals in the field.
Prof. Robert Friedmann
Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Director of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange at Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Robert R. Friedmann served as professor of Criminal Justice and Distinguished Chair of Public Safety Partnerships at Georgia State University. He was Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, 1989-2002, and is the founding director of the criminal justice Statistical Analysis Bureau (SAB), the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), and the International Law Enforcement Enterprise (ILEE), at GSU. Dr. Friedmann received his B.S. (Sociology and Anthropology, and Philosophy) from the University of Haifa, Israel, in 1974; his M.A. and Ph.D. (Sociology) from the University of Minnesota in 1978; and his M.S.S.W. (Social Work) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981.
His research interest and published work focus on community policing, terrorism, and crime analysis. He has authored numerous articles and research reports on policing and public safety. He was the recipient of several federal grants to improve crime data.
Dr. Friedmann chaired and was a member of several blue ribbon commissions such as the Georgia Commission to Assess State Crime Laboratory Needs into the 21st Century, and the Fulton County Courthouse Shooting Investigation; he served as Vice Chair, Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission and as Chair of the Advisory Board, The Georgia Security Council. He is a Member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police's (GACP), and a Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and its Community Policing Committee.
Prof. John M. Nomikos
John M. Nomikos (PhD) is the Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies, Chairman of the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS), and Chairman of the Greek Intelligence Studies Association (GISA). He is a Visiting Professor at the Peace Keeping Security Studies (postgraduate program) in the University of Rome (Tre) in Italy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of International Relations in the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus). He earned his Bachelor Degree in Sociology at the Northeast Louisiana University in 1987, his Masters Degree in European Integration and Cooperation at the University of Hull, 1991, and his Doctorate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Washington International University in 2001. He specializes on transatlantic intelligence studies, intelligence reform, and national security architecture. He has done research and studied in various research institutions in USA, UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Israel.
Mr. Nicolas Loukakos
Airline Captain and instructor (retired).
Law, economics and air transportation management studies.
Post graduate diploma in Airlaw.
Aviation security specialist.
Author of many articles and books.
Member of the French air and space law society.
Dr. Istvan Serto-Radics
-2008-2010 President of Commission of External Relations and Decentralized development of the Committee of the Regions, European Union
-2006-2007, member of High-Level Advisory Group on the social integration of ethnic minorities and their full participation in the labour market, established by the Commission of European Communities.
--2004, May 1 to present, Member of the Committee of the Regions (ALDE group), European Union.
-2001-2002 Fulbright Visiting Researcher in the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi, USA.
—1994 to present elected Mayor of Uszka Township, Hungary, serving the fifth term.
—1992 to present Family Physician at Community Health Service of Tiszabecs, Since 2005 taking primary care services in the United Kingdom.
—November, 1997, Board Certification in Family Medicine at Debrecen University Medical School, Hungary
—1991-92, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
—1989, Board Certification in Cardiology at the Postgraduate University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.
—1979, Board Certification in Internal Medicine at Postgraduate University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.
—1974, September 14, Medical Doctor at Semmelweiss University Medical School at Budapest.
Dr. David Scharia
Dr. David Scharia (PhD, LLM) is a Legal expert at the Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Dr. Scharia advices the UNSC Counter Terrorism Committee on States’ implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions on countering terrorism and is involved in facilitating counterterrorism technical assistance and capacity building of States. Dr. Scharia’s is in charge of the cooperation between the CTC with key international and European organizations and covers South East Europe on behalf of the CTC. He is a frequent lecturer in international forums and writes extensively on law and terrorism. His articles have been published in journals such as the Harvard National Security Journal, Politica and Tel Aviv University law review.
Dr. Shaul Shay
Colonel (Res) Dr Shaul Shay served 27 years in the IDF as a paratrooper officer and in the Military Intelligence. In the years 2000 – 2007 he was the head of the IDF Military History Department.
In the years 2007-2009 he was the deputy head of the National Security Council (NSC) of Israel.
Shaul Shay holds M.A and PhD degrees from the Bar Ilan University and he is a lecturer in:
* The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzeliya ( IDC).
* Bar Ilan University.
Shaul Shay is a senior research fellow of the International Policy Institute for counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC), Israel.
Dr Shay is one of the leading experts of local and international terrorism in Israel and a well-known expert worldwide.
Dr Shaåy is the author and the editor of 16 books, 8 of them were published in the USA and U.K.
Ass. Prof. Remigiusz Smolinski
Dr. Remigiusz Smolinski received his Master’s degree in International Business from Poznan University of Economics in Poland and completed a PhD program at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany. In his research he has focused on theory and practice of negotiation particularly in international settings as well as on the theory and applications of decision making routines in management science. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation and Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Currently, he works as a Country Manager of the Eastern European marketplaces at mobile international and is Assistant Professor for Negotiation at IESEG School of Management in Lille, France.
Ass. Prof. James Ian Forbes Speakman
Ian is currently Assistant Professor and head of the track; International Negotiation and Sales Management at IÉSEG School of Management at the Catholic University of Lille, France where his primary research interests include Negotiation, Conflict and Conflict Management Behaviour in the commercial context particularly Personal Selling and Key Account Management. Ian is also a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management where he tutors on the Key Account Management Best Practice open programme and the full time MBA programme while also directing in company programmes.
Prior to joining academia, Ian worked for 16 years in sales & marketing across a wide range of organisations and markets, including; Guinness Brewing, H.P. Bulmer, IDV Morgan Furze (Diagio) – Alcoholic Beverages, Waddington’s Games (Hasbro), David Halsall International - Toys, Sun Valley Foods (Cargill) – Fresh and Frozen Foods and Robert McBride – Personal Care Products, with roles covering a number of sales and marketing positions, including; Field Sales management, Brand Management, Key Account Management and Direction.
Mr. John J. Walsh, Jr.
John J. Walsh, Jr. is the Assistant Director of the National Center for Emergency Preparedness, Vanderbilt University working in emergency preparedness and counter-terrorism policy, planning, training and exercise development. Mr. Walsh has over 40 years of experience in higher education, public policy, law enforcement, emergency management, corrections, and security operations. He is the former Associate Director of the National Center for Bio-Medical Research and Training, and the Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Walsh holds a Masters Degree from Oklahoma City University, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and is a PhD candidate in Applied Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. He holds a faculty position at Vanderbilt University and is a former member of the United States Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam.