The Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT)


The Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) is one of the leading academic institutes for counterterrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, open intelligence analysis and national security and defense policy.

ICT holds a World Summit for Counter-Terrorism which is one of the most influential events in the field of counter-terrorism today. The conference is a vital opportunity for high-profile experts from a diverse background of disciplines to establish professional relationships and serves as a platform for the formation of international cooperation.

Speakers and participants at our previous conferences have included current and former ministers, members of parliament, heads of security agencies and police departments, first responders, academics, professional experts in the field of counter-terrorism, jurists, businessmen and students.

ICT also serves as a joint forum for international policy makers and scholars to share information and expertise through research papers, situation reports and academic publications for worldwide distribution. A number of international seminars, workshops and conferences are organized monthly by ICT to discuss and educate on global and regional issues. Finally, ICT administers the largest public domain research database on the Internet.

Volunteering at IDC

ICT offers students at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy the opportunity to contribute to the research performed by one of the world’s leading research institutes on counter-terrorism under the supervision of an ICT researcher.

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The Annual Conference of ICT 

The conference has become one of the most important events in the world in the field of research on terrorism and counter-terrorism. The conference traditionally begins around September 11 and continues for four days, during which leading experts from academia, senior security officials and decision makers from around the world deliver lectures.

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