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Dr. Anat Berko
Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers, is a member of both Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Team and Israel’s National Security Council, and serves as an advisor to senior government officials. 

A visiting professor at George Washington University in 2008-2009, Dr. Berko is a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.  She also lectures at the ICT’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Security.  Dr. Berko conducts counter-terrorism lectures for NATO, and before Congress, the State Department, the FBI and the military forces, and for a multitude of universities throughout the United States and elsewhere. 

A sought-after commentator, Dr. Berko appears frequently in the international media to provide her professional insight following terrorism incidents throughout the world.  After a distinguished 25-year career in the military, where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Berko retired from the Israel Defense Forces in 2003.

She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from Bar-Ilan University and is the author of The Path to Paradise:  The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers.

List of lectures:

 The Path to Paradise – the world of suicide bombers and their dispatchers.

 A ticking woman – women and children in the Palestinian terror.

 How to talk to terrorists?

 Palestinian/Arab Women: What is the difference between criminals to terrorists?

 Palestinian/Arab Women in crime.

 Murder based on Honor killing: analysis of live incidents (upon interviews that conducted in prison with killers).

 Gender and Terror.

 Negotiation with terrorists, including the opinion on the terrorists that kidnapped the solider Gilad Shalit.

 Communication with terrorists.

 All the subjects are first hand research by Dr. Anat Berko


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