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Permanent Monitoring Panel -
Terrorism


Members of the Panel:

Chairman:
Ambassador Ahmad Kamal (Pakistan)

Sub Group Chairs:
Motivations - Lord John Alderdice (U.K)
Mitigation – Professor Richard L. Garwin (USA)

Members and Associate Members:
Khurshid Ahmad (Pakistan); Hussein Saleh Al-Shahristani (Iraq); Scott Atran (USA); Diego Buriot (France); Kevin Clark (U.K); Roland Dierstein (Germany); Adam Driks (USA); Baruch Fischhoff (USA); Bertil Galland (Switzerland); Munther J. Haddadin (Jordan); Pervez Hoodbhoy (Pakistan); Reiner K. Huber(Germany); Vasiliy Krivokhizha (Russia); Sally Leivesley (Australia); Ron G. Manley (U.K); Christoph Mayrhofer (Germany); Ariel Merari (Israel); Mohiaddin Mesbahi (Iran); Alan Leigh Moore USA); Marc Sageman (USA); Carlo Strenger (Israel); Richard Wilson (USA); Georg Witschel (Germany)

(Associate Panel Members are a community of scientists who provide support and expertise for the working of the Permanent Monitoring Panel.)


Summary of the Emergency

While the history of terrorism and terrorist acts goes back many centuries, the events of 11 September 2001, and the subsequent developments, have focused the attention of the contemporary world because of their deep impact on the structure and functioning of global society.

The World Federation of Scientists immediately reacted by beginning its consideration of the subject, first in its Annual Session in 2002, and then by establishing a Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism at its next Annual Session in August 2003.


Priorities in dealing with the Emergency

The Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism was established with the objective of identifying scientific and do-able solutions to contain and possibly eliminate the growing scourge and its impact.

The Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism brings together a large group of eminent scientists and scholars in regular session in Erice every May. Its consideration of the subject is divided into two sub-groups, the first entitled “Motivations” and the second “Mitigation”. While these two sub-groups view the problem from different angles, the two approaches are entirely complementary, as neither can succeed in resolving the problem alone.


Latest Statements, Papers and Reports


Papers and Publications

  • World Scientific Publications -the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies Series - The 29th Session - Erice May 2003 - The Cultural Emergency: Focus on Terrorism
  • World Scientific Publications - the International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies Series - The 31st Session - Erice May 2005 - The Cultural Emergency: Focus on Terrorism