1 PhD Ephraim Issac

Ephraim Isaac is a scholar of ancient Semitic Languages & Civilization, and African/Ethiopian Languages and Religion. He is of Ethiopian and Yemenite Jewish ancestry. He is the Director of the Institute of Semitic Studies (Princeton, New Jersey) and the Chair of the Board of the Ethio-pian Peace and Development Center.
Born in Ethiopia where he received his early education, Dr. Isaac holds B Div. (Harvard Divini-ty School, ’63); a PhD. in Near Eastern Languages (Harvard University, ’69); a D.H.L. (Honor-ary, John Jay/CUNY, ’93); a Litt. D. (Honorary, Addis Ababa University, 2004). He is a found-er, and the first Professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University. In recognition of his merits, the “Ephraim Isaac Prize for Excellence in African Languages” is given to a Harvard graduate who writes the best essay in African Studies.

As a scholar, Ephraim Isaac has been a professor at various universities and has published scholarly articles and books. He was the first faculty appointment in Harvard University’s De-partment of African and Afro-American Studies in 1969, and he played an important role in the early history of the Department. Committed to this emerging field of scholarship, Isaac contin-ued as a faculty member until 1977 and taught almost half of the students enrolled in the pro-gram during that time period.
Dr. Isaac has also lectured at following institutions of higher learning (a selection):

Princeton University – Near Eastern Studies, 1983-85 when he introduced the first African Lan-guage course ever at Princeton in 1984; V. Prof., Religion & African American Studies 1995-2001; and where remains a Fellow of Butler College.
Hebrew University (Ancient Semitic Languages)
University of Pennsylvania (Religion, Semitic Languages)
Howard University (Divinity School)
Lehigh University (Religion)
Bard College (Religion, History)

His subjects range from those mentioned above to Biblical Hebrew, Rabbinic Litera-ture, Ethiopian History, Concept and History of Slavery and Ancient African Civilizations. He was a Fellow at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute for Advanced Studies. He has been a Fellow, Harvard University, Dubois Institute (1985–86); Fellow Center for Theological Inquiry, Princeton (1989–92). Dr. Isaac had a long-running dispute with Har-vard regarding denial of his request for tenure. In the end, he lost his appeals in court.

2Fighel, Jonathan (Col. Ret.)

Senior Researcher & Head of the Terrorism Prosecution Desk, International Institute for Coun-ter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. Col. Jonathan Fighel served in various operational and field positions in the Intelligence Gathering and Research Department of the Intelligence Corps of the IDF. Since 1999 Jonathan Fighel is a senior research scholar and Director of the Intelligence Assistance for Terrorism Prosecution Department at ICT, IDC Herzliya-Israel. He is an expert on Palestinian terror organization, counter-terrorism, and Middle East affairs. Col. Fighel holds M.A degree in Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University and combines academic and operational experience in combating terrorism.

He has extensive counter-terrorism experience, expert on the Palestinian Authority, Islamist organizations (Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al-Qaeda) the Palestinian suicide terrorism phenomenon and funding terrorism, the use of the Internet and a tool for propaganda, recruitment fundrais-ing, and as a radicalization catalyst regarding the “homegrown” terrorism phenomenon.

He is also a member of the International Academic Counter Terrorism Community (ICTAC). A media commentator on security counter-terrorism, he has lectured in a number of universities and law enforcement agencies around the world, including the US, India, Italy, Singapore, Tur-key, Australia, Spain and Germany.
Col. Fighel is frequently invited for lectures and orientation courses in IDF, Israel National Po-lice, The Border Police, Israeli Security Agency (ISA), FBI, N.Y Police, TSA, Scotland Yard, London police and NATO- COE-DAT Center of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism in Tur-key.

The Israeli Defense Minister appoints him as a member of academic and governmental research teams on Palestinian suicide bombers and was a consulting member of the Minister of Transpor-tation’s advisory team.

2  John M. Nomikos

John M. Nomikos is the Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies, Chairman of the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS), Chairman of the Greek Intelligence Studies Association (GISA), Chairman of the European Intelligence Academy (EIA) and Founding Editor, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI). He is Assistant Professor in the Webster University (Athens Campus) and Head, Department of International Relations, History and Politics. He is also Visiting Professor at the Peace Keeping Security Stud-ies (postgraduate program) in the University of Rome (Tre) in Italy. He was Adjunct Professor (2005-2007) at the Department of International Relations in the University of Indianapolis (Athens Camus).He earned his Bachelor Degree in Sociology at the Northeast Louisiana Univer-sity in 1987, his Masters Degree in European Integration and Cooperation at the University of Hull, 1991, and his Doctorate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Wash-ington International University in 2001. He specializes on transatlantic intelligence studies, intel-ligence reform, and national security architecture. He has done research and studied in various research institutions in USA, UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Israel.

John M. Nomikos directed the Greek team in a consortium of five countries (Northern Ireland-UK, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, and Israel) and completed successfully a two year (2009-2011) European Union-FP7 research project titled: SAFE COMMS on “Counter-terrorism Crisis Communication Strategies for Recovery and Continuity.”  He is a Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist (CMAS) by the Antiterrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) in USA.

4Gregory R. Copley

President, The International Strategic Studies Association (Washington, DC, USA); President, Global Information System, Inc.; Editor-in-Chief, Defense & Foreign Affairs Publications.

Historian, author and strategic analyst Gregory R. Copley, 63, has for almost 40 years worked at the highest levels with various governments around the world to help create a global strategic environment which would reduce conflict and promote economic well-being and international stability.

He is the author of the study, The Art of Victory, which was issued in an advance edition at Strategy2003 conference, and then published by Simon & Schuster in a consumer edition in 2006.

He is the Editor-in-Chief and founder (in 1972) of the Defense & Foreign Affairs group of pub-lications. He is founder (in 1982, with Dr Stefan T. Possony) and President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), the global non-governmental organization (NGO) for sen-ior professional officials involved worldwide in the formulation of national and international strategic policy. And he was the founder, in 1999, of the Global Information System (GIS), an on-line, encrypted-access core strategic intelligence database and system for use by govern-ments worldwide.

In 2001, Gregory Copley was one of the founding directors of Australia’s new grand strategy research organization, Future Directions International (FDI) (formerly the Centre for Interna-tional Strategic Analysis: CISA), in Perth, Western Australia. He remained actively involved with FDI until his resignation from its Board and Research Committee in February 2010.

As well, he has been extensively involved as an industrialist in heavy engineering enterprises, ship and yacht design, and airline development.Mr Copley, who retains his domicile in Austral-ia, is a sixth-generation Western Australian, born on October 28, 1946.

Apart from his open information and other activities, he has, since the early 1970s, been heavi-ly involved in classified strategic analysis and operations for governments worldwide. This has involved the preparation of strategic philosophies for the restoration of elected government in certain countries, including input into the preparation of constitutions and electoral processes. It has, on numerous occasions, involved urgent work of a practical and political nature to halt existing conflicts or to prevent the imminent outbreak of hostilities.

Mr Copley, through Defense & Foreign Affairs, also undertakes special conferences and semi-nars for very senior political, government and defense personnel, often at cabinet or head-of-service level, on how to cope with current and projected strategic crises. He has personally also acted as an adviser on national planning issues to a number of governments at Head-of-Government or Cabinet level.

He is the author of several thousand articles, open and classified papers, speeches and  numer-ous books on strategic, defense, aviation, and other subjects, including two books of poetry. Mr Copley’s recent books include the annual 2,100-page Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook, an encyclopedia with chapters on (in the current edition) 245 countries and territories worldwide. He has authored and edited 15 separate editions of this unique encyclopedia since 1976. The book has gone to senior government officials in more than 170 countries — including some 130 heads-of-state and heads-of-government — each year, and Judge Clark, when he was National Security Advisor to US President Ronald Reagan, said it was: “indispensable to the running of the National Security Council”.

5Prof. Dr. Klaus Lange

Born in 1946 in Landshut/Bavaria, Klaus Lange completed the local Humanistic Gymnasium and studied political science, philosophy and balkanology at the University of Munich between 1965 and 1970 when he received his PhD. During this time he undertook research visits to he universities of Palermo as well as UCLA. From 1971 – 1978 he did research on behalf of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaf and VW – Foundation. During that time he was also lecturer in Political Science and Southeast European history at the University of Munich.

In 1979 he was appointed senior lecturer in philosophy and political science at the University of Durban – Westville/South Africa, where he served as professor from 1981 – 1983.

In 1983 he joined Hanns Seidel – Foundation, Munich where he was in charge of International Security Politics until 2011. Since 1983 he was also  member of staff of the School for Higher Political Studies at the University of Munich.

Other functions included a.o.: Vice President and Director of Research, Institute for African and International Studies, Vagen/München between 1985 and 1995; since 1992: Member, International Advisory Board, Centre for Global and Strategic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Visiting Professor/Extraordinarius, University of South Africa, Pretoria, Honorary Professor, University of Peshawar, Senior Research Fellow, Tongji University, Shanghai, Honorary Member, Military Commentators Circle, London.

In 1997 Prof Lange was keynote speaker at the Conference of Central Banks in Wolfsberg, Switzerland where he covered the topic „The Coming World Order“.
Prof. Lange is member of GKND (German Intelligence Forum), of the Friendship Circle of the German Federal Academy for Security Politics (BAKS) and is member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.

He has 11 Monographs on various aspects of security problems to his credit, is editor/co – editor of 16 books on various aspects of international security politics and is author of more than 200 scholarly articles dealing with terrorism, transnational organized crime , Soviet studies, nuclear strategy as well as topics of political philosophy.

Since 2001 Prof. Lange is director of the Institute for Transnational Studies, Germany, Landshut (with a branch in Northern Italy/Alto Adige). ITS has it`s main focus on Asian politics, economics and security politics and combines academic research with a consultancy for international enterprises.

6Dr. Klara Knapp – Lange

PhD.: 1982, University of Verona, Linguistics and Modern History
Current occupation a.o.: Deputy Director and Convener, Institute for Transnational Studies, Germany, Italy
Work experience
From 2010: coordinator for cooperation, lecturing and activities between ITS and the Univer-sity of Bolzano/Universität Bozen
From 2008: deputy director, ITS, Germany, Landshut
From 1985: professor for sociology, psychology and literature at “college for scientific for-mation”, Bruneck, Italy
From 1990 to 2009: health consultant, central college centre, Bruneck, Italy
From 1982 to 1985: assistant professor LEWIT, Brixen, Italy
From 1985 to 2008: consultant for families with migration background, Bruneck, Italy

Education and training
From 1988 to 1991: in-service education in health education, Bolzano, Italy, Health Department of the Province of Bolzano.
From 1991 to 1993: in-service education in supervision of people with migration background, Bolzano, Social Service Department of the Province of Bolzano.
From 1883 to 1986: Diploma of First Degree in Psychology, University of Innsbruck, Austria.
From 1977 to 1982: Studies of sociology, modern European languages and literature and PhD at the University for Economy and Commerce, Verona, Italy.
From 1972 to 1977: Secondary school in Bruneck, Italy
From 1963 to 1972: Compulsory school in Gais, Italy.

7Prof. Marco Lombardi

Marco Lombardi is Professor at the Catholic University, Milan (Italy). He was full time re-searcher (1994 – 2002) and full time professor (2002 – on going) of Sociology, Crisis Manage-ment, Communication, International Cooperation. His expertise focuses on terrorism and securi-ty issues: director of ITSTIME, Italian Team for Security Terroristic Issues & Managing Emer-gencies, research center of Dpt. of Sociology, web site: www.itstime.it Catholic University – ITSTIME – Dpt. Sociology – Largo Gemelli 1 – 20123 Milano IT.

Since 2014, Prof. Marco Lombardi is a member of the management board of CeSI – Centro di Ateneo per la Solidarietà Internazionale; from 2014, coordinator of the curriculum of Media and Communication; from 2011, director of the School of Journalist; from 2010, member of the Scientific Board of the Master “Media Relation and business communication”; from 2009, director for Emergency Team of CeSI – Centro di Ateneo per la Solidarietà Internazionale; from 2007, member of the Scientific Board of the Master “Helping relationships in contexts of vul-nerability, poverty and post-national and international emergencies”; from 2006, member of the Scientific Board of the PhD School of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences; from 2005, member of the Scientific Board of Bachelor of science in Media and Communication, faculty of Humanities; from 2014 Director of the board; from 2003, member of the Scientific Board of the International PhD in Criminology; from 2003, Director of ITSTIME – Italian Team for Secu-rity, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies, research center of the dpt. of Sociologia.

Prof. Marco Lombardi is current teaching at Catholic University, Milan, Italy (first teaching start-ed in 1993 in the same university) (ongoing): -From 2014, professor of Post Conflict and Crisis Management, at the Faculty of Political and Social Science -From 2011, professor of Civil-Military Cooperation, Master in International Cooperation and Development, ASERI – Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali -From 2007, professor of Crisis Management, Master in “Helping relationships in contexts of vulnerability, poverty and post-national and in-ternational emergencies” 7/9/15 © European Union, 2002-2015 | http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu Page 1 / 24 Curriculum vitae Marco Lombardi -From 2006, professor of Crisis Management and security, Master in International Relations Management, ASERI – Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali -From 2004, professor of Crisis Management and Risk Communication, at the Faculty of Political and Social Science -From 2002, professor of Theories and Techniques of Media Communication, at the Faculty of Hu-manities -From 2002, professor of Sociology, at the Faculty of Humanities From 1994 to pre-sent responsible for actions (research, humanitarian, etc. projects) of the Catholic University in critical areas, as detailed: from 2013 to present in Libya for humanitarian projects; from 2009 to present in Afghanistan responsible for civil military cooperation activities; from 2010 to 2012 in Ethiopia for educational projects in south east area; from 2010 to 2011 in Haiti for projects after earthquake; from 2010 to 2011 in Abruzzo for educational and training actions; from 2005 to 2007 in Sri Lanka for projects after tsunami; from 2005 to 2006 in Kashmir (Pakistan) responsible for humanitarian actions; from 2003 to 2004 in Iraq responsible for educational projects; from 2002 to 2004in Molise for educational and training actions; from 1993 to 2000, responsible projects in Cambodia.

8Prof . Zhang Jiadong

Mr. Zhang Jiadong, born in Huoqiu County, Anhui Province in Sept. 1977. In July 1993, he graduated from Huoqiu Normal School, Anhui province, and has been a teacher in primary school and middle school from July 1993 to July 1999. December 1996, he got his first aca-demic degree studying by his self working on Chinese language and literature. From August 1999 to July 2001, he studied in Center for International Relationship Studies, Yunnan Univer-sity, got M.D degree on International Relationship Studies. He studied in School of International Relationship and Public Affairs, Fudan University from September 2001 to June 2004 and got a PhD on international Relationship Studies for his studies on terrorism affairs. From July 2004, he has beginning his new work in Center for American Studies, Fudan University, mainly work-ing on terrorism affairs, anti-terrorism, and American anti-terrorism policy.

During working and studying, he has published few papers, includes: “National separatism and its impacts” (Shanghai: International Survey, No.1 2002), “A Conceptual Analysis of Terror-ism” (Beijing: World Economics and International Politics, No.3, 2003), “Terrorism in the con-text of terrifying Language” (Beijing: World Economics and International Politics, No.12, 2003), “From Coercive diplomacy to ‘preemptive strategy’” (Shanghai: International Survey No.6, 2003), “An Analysis of Jews terrorism”(Beijing: Pacific Journal No.2, 2004 ), “Neo-Conservatism and its impacts on U.S foreign policy”(in Ren Xiao, Shen Dingli(eds.) Conserva-tism and U.S. Foreign Policy, Shanghai Sanlian Shudian, 2003 ), “International terrorism and International Cooperation against terrorsm”(more that 40,000 words in Chinese Characters, in Yang Jiemian(ed), International cooperation on combating terrorism: thinking beyond geopoli-tics, Beijing: Shishi Chubanshe, 2003), “Global Governance and International Organizations”(in Zhang Guihong(ed.), International Organizations and International Relations, Hangzhou: Zhejiang Daxue Chubanshe, 2004). Moreover, he has written few personage biographies, and often writes articles about international hot problems for many newspapers and magazines, mainly in Shanghai. Such as Oriental Morning Post, Jiefang Daily, Oriental Outlook, Xinmin Weekly, and so on.

During studying for master and doctoral degree, he has acquired rewards three times:
2000.12     “Three goods” student, Yunnan University.
2002.11     Taiwan Alumni Scholarship for International Studies, Fudan University
2003.10     Xie Xide Scholarship, Fudan University

He also participates in many public activities actively, and once was Core member of “Interac-tive Lecturer Group Composed by Doctoral Students”, made some lectures about terrorism issue within and outside Fudan University. His personal interests are very extensive, from Basketball, Chinese Chess, Music, to Traveling.