New Battlefields/Old Laws: Crisis Management in Times of Transition

In partnership with the Institute for National Security & Counter-Terrorism (INSCT)

New Battlefields/Old Laws: Crisis Management in Times of Transition

The battlefield has grown geographically broader in recent years, with conflicts spilling over national boundaries. At the same time, the distinction between peace and war has eroded. Terrorism, in particular, features in both peace and war under quite similar forms. Peace time crises – be they national security crises, health emergencies, natural disasters or financial crises – increasingly trigger issues not that different from those encountered in times of war. This workshop looks at the reasons for this change, the extent of crisis management by various actors, and the crises' local and global repercussions. Questions of authority, legitimacy, and decision-making in times of governmental transitions will be examined as part of this year's workshop.

Co-Chair: Prof. William C. Banks, Founding Director, Institute for National Security & Counter Terrorism (INSCT) and Professor of Law & Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University & Member of the Professional Advisory Board, ICT, IDC Herzliya, United States of America

Co-Chair: Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak, Senior Researcher & Head, International Humanitarian Law Desk, ICT & Assistant Professor, Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Amichai Magen, Researcher and Head of the Terrorism & Governance Desk, ICT & Head, MA Program in Diplomacy & Conflict Studies, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Katja Samuel, Director, Global Security and Disaster Management Limited and co-chair, American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group, United Kingdom

Dr. Dana Wolf, Senior Researcher, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel