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21st-Century Homeland Security

Protecting our world in a digital age.

Presented by The Jewish Week in partnership with American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and The Skirball Center.

Professor Dan Blumberg in conversation with Dr. Matthew Levitt. Moderated by Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson.

Dan Blumberg
Professor Dan Blumberg is BGU’s vice president and dean for research and development and director of the Homeland Security Institute. Professor Blumberg’s research spans a wide range of homeland security applications related to remote sensing and imaging, including rapid response, target and anomaly detection and situational awareness. He also heads the Earth and Planetary Image Facility at BGU, an affiliate of NASA’s Regional Planetary Image Facilities (RPIF) network. The RPIF is an international systemof planetary image libraries, which maintains photographic data, mission documentation and cartographic data.

Matthew Levitt
Dr. Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he directs the Institute’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. Previously, Dr. Levitt served in the senior executive service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the US Department of the Treasury and before that as an FBI counterterrorism analyst, including work on the Millennial and September 11th plots. He also served as a State Department counterterrorism advisor to General James L. Jones, the special envoy for Middle East regional security (SEMERS).

 

 

 

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