Lectures

 

Assaf has provided lectures, briefings, and consultations to a variety of academic, government, policy, and private sector audiences in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He lectures broadly on the dynamics within and between terrorist actors, with a focus on the global jihad. Lecture and briefing topics include:

 

  • Global Jihad – Current state and future trends and patterns
  • Al Qaeda and the Islamic State
  • The evolution of terrorism and terrorist actors
  • The relationship between terrorism, insurgency, and civil war
  • Suicide terrorism
  • Counterterrorism
  • Cooperation and competition among terrorist actors
  • Domestic terrorism and violent extremism in the United States

 

Inquiries and invitations can be sent via email to assafm at hotmail.com.


Select Lectures (for a full list, see Assaf’s CV)

  • The Future of Global Jihad and the Threat to the West, Lecture at the 8th International Defence and HLS Expo (ISDEF) Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 7, 2017.
  • Shifting Trends in Terrorism: Threats and Responses, Lecture at the 2Day Ambassador Conference, Lauder Reut Educational Complex, Bucharest, Romania, March 30, 2017.
  • Armed Non-State Actors and the Threat to Israel, Lecture at the 2Day Ambassador Conference, Lauder Reut Educational Complex, Bucharest, Romania, March 29, 2017.
  • Participation in Roundtable on “The Islamic State Organization: Current Trends and Potential Developments, Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center, Ramat Hasharon, Israel, March 24, 2017.
  • The Decline of the ‘Islamic State’: Implications for Local and Regional Jihadist Networks, Presentation at a conference titled “Defeating Daesh and the Day After,” National Defense University, Washington, DC, USA, June 28, 2016.
  • Terrorist Cooperation and the Evolution of Jihadism in Europe, Lecture at The European Forum at Hebrew University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 9, 2016.
  • Verhängnisvolle Affären: Globaler Dschihadismus und die Entwicklung Terroristischer Kooperation, Lecture at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, February 1, 2016
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Global Jihad and the Evolution of Terrorist Cooperation, Lecture delivered at a conference titled “The Future of Global Jihadism: From Theory to Policy – In Memory of Reuven Paz,” co-sponsored by International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), and Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI), Kings College London, London, United Kingdom, December 1, 2015.
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Global Jihad and the Evolution of Terrorist Cooperation, Lauder School Faculty Seminar, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, October 22, 2015
  • How Jihadists Cooperate, Lecture at a Conference on “European Jihadists” held at CEVRO Institut, Prague, Czech Republic, March 19, 2015
  • Salafismus: Zwischen Verführung und Heiligem Krieg, panelist at podium discussion on jihadi radicalization hosted by Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Stuttgart, Germany, March 3, 2015 (via Skype).
  • The Evolution of Terrorist Cooperation, Guest Lecture delivered at the Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA, February 17, 2015
  • Armed Non-State Governors: A Typology, Presentation delivered at the ICT-Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Conference “The New Terrorism-Governance Nexus: Areas of Limited Statehood, Non-State Armed Groups, and the Transformation of the Middle East,” Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel, February 12, 2014
  • Global Jihadi Networks: Governance, Affiliations, and Cooperation, Presentation delivered at the ICT-Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Conference “The New Terrorism-Governance Nexus: Areas of Limited Statehood, Non-State Armed Groups, and the Transformation of the Middle East,” Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel, February 12, 2014
  • The Theaters of Global Jihad, Presentation delivered to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 19, 2013
  • The Arab Spring and Global Terrorism, Lecture delivered at the National School of Administration and Political Science (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania, May 23, 2012
  • The Arab Spring and Global Jihadi Terrorism, Lecture delivered at the National Defence University of Romania ‘Carol I’ (NDU), Bucharest, Romania, May 23, 2012
  • The Al-Qaeda-Iran-Israel Triangle, Presentation delivered at the Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel, March 4, 2012
  • The Future of Global Jihad, Lecture delivered at the Conference on Civil-Military Relations, The Kinneret Center on Peace, Security, and Society in Memory of Dan Shomron, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Tsemach, Israel, December 15, 2011
  • Al Qaeda and the ‘Arab Spring’, Presentation delivered at the Annual World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Herzliya, Israel, September 13, 2011