Mr. Yossef Bodansky, one of the world's leading experts in the field of security and terrorism, gave a lecture on "War in Syria and Daesh".

Yossef Bodansky, born in Israel, is the former Director of the Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of "the U. S. Congress, as well as the World Terrorism Analyst with the Freeman Center for Strategic Studies (Houston, Texas) [since 1994]. He is a contributing editor of Defense and Foreign Affairs; Strategic Policy, the author of three books (Target America, terror, and crisis in Korea), several book chapters, and numerous articles in several periodicals including Global Affairs, JANE's Defence Weekly, Defense and Foreign Affairs; Strategic Policy, Business Week. In the 1980s, he acted as a senior consultant for the Department of Defense and the Department of State."