Date: 21-23 November, 2016

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Location: Jordan


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HUMAN FACTORS IN THE
DEFENSE AGAINST TERRORISM:
THE CASE OF JORDAN

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dead Sea


The workshop is organized by
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In Partnership with
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FRAMEWORK
As an Enhanced Opportunities Partner of NATO, currently engaged in a Capacity Building Initiative with the Alliance, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosted an Advanced Research Workshop “Human Factors in the Defense Against Terrorism: The Case of Jordan” in cooperation with the NATO Science for Peace and Security Division, in partnership with the Atlantic Treaty Association.  This Workshop was designed to deepen NATO-Jordanian cooperation within the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) framework by sharing best practices in counter-terrorism and deradicalization strategies among government authorities and distinguished experts from the diplomatic, military, academic, and private sectors. Participants established a series of protocols and emergency response techniques for practitioners and policy makers in the fields of counter-terrorism and emergency responders.

Experts presented their analysis and best practices from relevant case studies of terrorist attacks in Europe and the Middle East, aimed at identifying a strategy to implement effective counter action and fight the process of radicalization. The overall findings of this Workshop and a list of clear policy recommendations will be collected in a dedicated publication and available online shortly.


Tuesday 22 November 2016


Welcome Remarks
Amer AL SABAILEH
General Director, MEMPSI

Opening Address
Michael GAUL
Senior Project Advisor, Science for Peace and Security Programme, Emerging
Security Challenges Division, NATO

Key Note Speaker
Samir RIFAI
Former Prime Minister of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Executive Chairman of MagellanGlobal Adviser

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Panel I: Addressing Radicalization: New Challenges and Solutions
Through a series of indoctrination techniques, individuals and groups in at-risk societies embrace extremist ideologies conducive to recruitment in terrorist organizations. Due to the advanced indoctrination and recruitment techniques of ISIS, an effective de-radicalization strategy is needed. This panel will address a series of strategies and behaviors that can be adopted in the defense against terrorism. The discussion will focus on innovative measures that can disrupt the radicalization process by developing effective counter-narratives, rehabilitation, reintegration, and de-radicalization programs. The political, financial and operational support required to thwart the spread of extremist and violent views will be discussed by practitioners in the field.

Moderator:
Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI
President, Atlantic Treaty Association & Italian Atlantic Committee

Speakers:
Hussein AL MAJALI
Former Minister of Interior, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Ececutive Vice-Chairman of Magellan Global Advisers

Elie CAVIGNEAUX
Advisor to EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union

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Panel II: Psychological Aspects in the Fight Against Terrorism
Psychology and a significant number of its sub-disciplines are increasingly applied in effective counter-terrorism campaigns. Psychological aspect in the fight against terrorism require: developing awareness and promoting resilience in the population, training personnel in early detection performance, implementing methods to treat victims of attacks more effectively and enhancing capabilities of first responders.
This panel will examine the most useful psychological instruments and techniques applied by practitioners in the fight against terrorism.

Moderator:
Amani HAMMAD
Advisor on Youth Radicalization with NAMA

Speakers:
Michael ROBBINS
Director, Arab Barometer

Bi PURANEN
Secretary General, World Values Survey Association

Saad AMRANI
Chief Commissioner at the Brussels Police Department and Strategic Advisor to the Commissioner General of the Federal Police

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Panel III: Technology and Human Factors – Two Faces of the Same Coin Against Terrorism
The human factors in the defense against terrorism are interconnected with the growing importance of finance, cyber space and social media. As a key component of a terrorist network strategy, organizations such as ISIS have shown an unprecedented ability to use social media for indoctrination, recruitment and training and building ways to finance criminal activities. Thus, a closer synergy between NATO Allies and Partner countries is essential to developing effective counter narratives and information campaigns that will discredit extremist
propaganda online. This panel will gather experts and practitioners who will present relevant case studies in order to develop an effective strategy that can counter terrorism financing, vulnerabilities in cyber space and propaganda in social media.

Moderator:
Alessandro NIGLIA
Senior Program Officer, Atlantic Treaty Association

Speakers:
Awni AL ADWANl
Former Chairman of the Joint Task Force, Operation “Eager Lion”, Armed Forces of Jordan

Alistair HARRIS
O.B.E CEO, The Stabilisation Network

Stefano MELE
Director, Osservatorio “InfoWarfare e Tecnologie emergenti”, Istituto Niccolò Machiavelli

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Dinner Reception, Jordan Valley Marriott Resort

Welcome Remarks
Amb. H.E. Petr HLADÍK
Embassy of Czech Republic to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, NATO Contact Point Embassy
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Key Note Speaker
Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI
President, Atlantic Treaty Association & Italian Atlantic Committee


Wednesday 23 November 2016


Panel IV: Preventing Radicalization by Enhancing the Information Sharing Among NATO Allies & Partners
Following recent attacks linked to or inspired by ISIS in NATO Members such as Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Turkey and the US, along with attacks in NATO Partners such as Australia, Egypt and Tunisia, the need to share information among NATO Members and Partners has increased significantly. The continued threat of foreign fighters, weak border security and terrorist supporting networks creates a need for enhanced cooperation. This panel will analyze the joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance methods used by NATO Members and Partners as well as relevant institutions and stakeholders (Europol, Interpol, Centers of Excellence and Five Eyes) to prevent radicalization, thwart terrorist attacks and apprehend terrorist operatives.

Moderator:
Karel TESAR
Political Officer, Embassy of Czech Republic, NATO Contact Point Embassy

Speakers:
Jamal MADAIN
Former Director of Military Intelligence, Senior Analyst Middle East Media and Policy Studies Institute, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Gabriele CASCONE
Strategic Analysis Capability Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO

Erik BARNETT
Homeland Security Attaché to European Union and NATO, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Panel V: The Role of International Organizations, NGO’s and Other Relevant Stakeholders in Countering Terrorism and Preventing Radicalization
During NATO’s campaign in Afghanistan, cooperation between security institutions, NGO’s and various relevant stakeholders (local authorities, donor organizations and academic institutions) took on a new meaning in the international community’s efforts to de-radicalize an at-risk population during an ongoing military campaign. Following the completion of the ISAF mandate, cooperation between NATO Allies,NGO’s and relevant stakeholders has continued in an ongoing effort to effect deradicalization campaigns throughout NATO Member and Partner countries. Facing the growing threat of ISIS recruitment and terrorist operations within NATO Members and Partners, there is a growing need to harness effective practices in countering radicalization. This panel will concentrate on the measures used by NGO’s, relevant stakeholders and practitioners in Belgium, France, UK, Jordan and the UAE in countering radicalization among at-risk populations.

Moderator:
Jason WISEMAN
Secretary General, Atlantic Treaty Association

Speakers:
Roberta BONAZZI
President, European Foundation for Democracy, The Kingdom of Belgium

Koenraad DASSEN
Minister Counsellor – Ministre Conseiller (SecEx/CVE-CT), Delegation of the European Union to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Leif VILLADSEN
Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

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Concluding Remarks
Fabrizio W. LUCIOLLI
President, Atlantic Treaty Association & Italian Atlantic Committee

Fares BRAIZAT
Chairman, NAMA Strategic Intelligence Solutions

Amer AL SABAILEH
General Director, MEMPSI