Shifting Paradigms: The Changing Nature of Terrorists and States

February 25, 2006

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John Alexander (Col-US Army)
Director of the Special Operations Agency and Chief of the G3 Special Operations Division, Army Staff, US Army; former Chief of Current Operations, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg; Recipient, Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star for Valor, two Bronze Stars for service, and three Defense Meritorious Service Medals

Jack Blum
Former Special Counsel, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Congress; Senior Counsel for Special Projects, Finance Sector Compliance Advisers Limited; former Consultant, United Nations Centre on Trans-national Corporations and United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention; former Chair, Experts Group on International Asset Recovery, United Nations Centre for Drug Control and Crime Prevention

Peter Maher and Jaclyn Silbermann
Junior and Sophomore, Tufts University; EPIIC’06; they conducted research in Israel and the West Bank on Hamas for EPIIC over the winter intersession

Mouin Rabbani
Senior Analyst, Middle East Program, International Crisis Group; Former Palestine Director, Palestinian-American Research Center; Former Researcher, Al-Haq, West Bank Affiliate, International Commission of Jurists; Author, “Palestinian Dilemmas”

Walter Gary Sharp, Sr.(Lt. Col.-U.S. Marine Corps, ret.)
Director of Legal Research for International, Comparative, and Foreign Law, The Law Library of Congress; Former Director of Global and Functional Affairs, Bureau of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Former International Law Adviser, “Unified Task Force – Somalia”, Operation Restore Hope; Author, Jus Paciarii: Emergent Legal Paradigms for U.N. Peace Operations in the 21st Century