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Gary LaFree in 'The Five Myths of Global Terrorism' video for the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum recently invited Gary LaFree to present a video about the "Five Myths of Global Terrorism," on behalf of its Global Agenda Council on Terrorism. The Council is made up of thought leaders from academia, business, government and international organizations. They are committed to enhancing global understanding and collaboration to reduce the threat of terrorism. Watch the video:

To read the Council on Foreign Relations' Micah Zenko's blog on the video, click here.
To read LaFree's blog accompanying the video, click here.

The Global Agenda Council on Terrorism 2012-2014 includes: Chair: *Maleeha Lodhi, Special Adviser, Jang Group of Newspapers, Pakistan

Vice-Chair: *Hans-Joachim Giessmann, Executive Director, Berghof Foundation, Vice-Chair, Germany

Vice-Chair: *Nigel Inkster, Director, Transnational Threats and Political Risk, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Vice-Chair, United Kingdom

  • Andrea Bianchi, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
  • Arslan Chikhaoui, Chairman, Nord-Sud Ventures, Algeria
  • Anton du Plessis, Division Head, Transnational Threats and Crime, Institute for Security Studies (ISS), South Africa
  • Joseph Felter, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University, USA
  • Fu Xiaoqiang, Director, Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), People's Republic of China
  • Rohan Gunaratna, Head, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore
  • Brian M. Jenkins, Senior Adviser to the President, RAND Corporation, USA
  • Gary LaFree, Director START and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, USA
  • Richard Lennane, Head, Implementation Support Unit of the Biological Weapons Convention, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), Geneva
  • Magnus Ranstorp, Research Director, Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden
  • Thomas Rid, Reader in War Studies and Fellow of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • Ikram ul-Majeed Sehgal, Chairman, Pathfinder Group, Pakistan
  • Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary-General, Emerging Security Challenges Division, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels
  • Micah Zenko, Fellow for Conflict Prevention, Center for Preventive Action (CPA), Council on Foreign Relations, USA


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