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Ignacio F. Ibáñez Ferrándiz

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Ignacio F. Ibáñez Ferrándiz is, since 2007, the Manager of the Legal and Counter-Terrorism Financing Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, Secretariat for Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC. He is also an analyst at the Strategic Studies Group of Spain (GEES) since 2009, and a Member of Mont Pelerin Society.

Mr. Ibánez holds a Law Degree and a Master’s Degree in International Relations, and has studied at prestigious universities as Universidad Complutense de Madrid, San Pablo CEU, Sorbonne University and Cambridge University.His research interests concentrate on problems with terrorism, bioterrorism, drug trafficking and crime, politics and international cooperation. In his works, he mainly pays attention on the countries of Latin America. He wrote a large number of excellent books, for example: Bioterrorism: The Latent Threat.  He has also written a lot of other literal contributions.

CLAS will have the honor to welcome Ignacio Ibáñez Ferrándiz and his seminar “Multidimensional Threats and Challenges of Public Security in Latin America” between 2nd and 4th April of 2013. More information about registration and schedule here.

Syllabus of the seminar:

  • The limits of reason and public policy.
  • Latin-America’s security context: historical and political foundations.
  • The role of bilateral cooperation and of international and regional organizations.
  • Rule of Law, International law and security
  • Contemporary security threats: organized crime (I)
  • Contemporary security threats: organized crime (II)
  • Contemporary security threats: terrorism
  • Contemporary security threats: critical infrastructure protection
  • Contemporary security threats: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological weapons
  • National strategies, crisis management and inter-agency coordination
  • Analysis of information, investigation and prosecution
  • Mock investigation / case study
  • Presentation