ICTS Seminar - Latin American Security Challenges: From the Olympics to Zika - June 23, 2016




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Published on Jun 24, 2016

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

Latin America is increasingly facing multiple security challenges including organized crime, terrorism, insurgency, and threats to democratic governance.

On June 23, 2016, experts with extensive diplomatic, academic, and professional experience analyzed these trends as well as the August 2016 Rio Olympics and the Zika crisis. Future national, regional, and global implications for stability and peace was also discussed.

Opening Remarks:

Professor Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman, International Law Institute


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

Keynote Speaker:

Ambassador (Ret.) Roger F. Noriega
Former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs (Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean) and former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Currently, Visiting Fellow, AEI


Professor Gary Simon
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical Faculty Associates, The George Washington University

Professor S. Gerald Sandler
Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Georgetown University Medical Center and Medical Director of the Blood Transfusion Service, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Dr. Asha George
Co-Director of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

Dr. Tara Kirk Sell
Member of the USA national swim team for 8 years, served as captain for 6 national teams, and earned a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Currently, an associate at the Center for Health Security at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Rashid A. Chotani
The George Washington University and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

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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