ICTS Seminar -“Aviation Security: Past Lessons, Future Outlook, and ‘Best Practices’ Responses”





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Published on Jul 15, 2016

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
June 28, 2016

From aircraft hijackings in the 1970s to 9/11 and the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014 to the latest destruction of EgyptAir Flight 804 in 2016, critical questions regarding the future outlook for aviation security continue to challenge the international community. While total safety in the skies cannot be achieved, are all the parties involved—government, industry, airlines, airports, and the public—motivated sufficiently to develop improved measures to reduce aerial human and technological risks?
A panel of experts from the public and private sectors examined the challenges and opportunities in the aviation environment.

Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies,
Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute,
Center for National Security Law
University of Virginia School of Law

Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Captain Wolfgang Koch
Aviation Security Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l

Dr. Anthony Fainberg
Former official at the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration

Douglas Kidd
Executive Director, National Association of Airline Passengers

Closing Remarks:

General Alfred Gray USMC (Ret.)
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


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