Global Center on Cooperative Security

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Global Center on Cooperative Security
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Global Center on Cooperative Security
Abbreviation Global Center
Motto Building stronger partnerships for a more secure world.
Formation 2004
Type International non-profit research and policy institution
Location
Executive Director Alistair Millar
Website http://www.globalcenter.org

The Global Center on Cooperative Security is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy institute based out of offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Goshen, Indiana, and London. The Global Center works to improve multilateral security cooperation through policy research and issue-area projects throughout the world.

History[edit]

The Global Center on Cooperative Security (Global Center), formerly known as the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC), is a project of the Fourth Freedom Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation founded in 1982 by international businessman, Howard Brembeck, that focuses on international cooperation and promotion of policy based on the rule of law.[1]

The Global Center was established as CGCC in 2004 by Alistair Millar in order to promote cooperative international measures against terrorism.[2] Millar, also the President of the Fourth Freedom Forum, is a long-time government consultant on counterterrorism and non-proliferation issues, is a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University and teaches graduate level courses at Johns Hopkins University and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.[3][4][5][6] Eric Rosand, who began as a Senior Fellow at CGCC, later served as its Co-Director until returning to the Office of the Counter Terrorism Coordinator at the United States Department of State.[7]

In March 2014, the organization changed its name from the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation to the Global Center on Cooperative Security to reflect "the broadening scope of the organization’s work and partnerships and a conviction that complex international security challenges require holistic, integrative responses."[8]

Staff[edit]

Currently, Alistair Millar serves as the Executive Director of the Global Center.

The Global Center's staff include a number of scholars and practitioners with expertise in multilateral security policy.[9] Ambassador Thomas E. McNamara, a Distinguished Non-resident Fellow with the Global Center, is a career diplomat who served as a senior official in the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence.[10] Peter Romaniuk, a Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Global Center, is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.[11]

Current and former staff have been quoted by, and featured in, numerous national and international media outlets.[12][13][14][15]

Projects as the CGCC[edit]

The Global Center, as the CGCC, has organized a number of workshops, and published numerous reports and recommendations that focus on regional counterterrorism policy implementation. It has also conducted assessments on the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in the Asia-Pacific; Southern Africa; East Africa; Latin America and Caribbean; South Asia; North Africa; and, West Africa.[16][17] It has engaged in a number of projects in partnership with the United Nations, donor governments, foundations and regional organizations to assist with strengthening inter-governmental cooperation capacity across numerous sectors, for the purposes of counterterrorism.[18] In recent years, the CGCC has partnered with the Danish Government and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development's (IGAD) Capacity Building Programme Against Terrorism (ICPAT) to engage in a number of projects in East Africa focused on strengthening a regional law enforcement network and safeguards to counter terrorist financing.[19][20][21][22][23] Further, in partnership with the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), the CGCC has organized a series of workshops meant to bolster a sustained platform for dialogue to strengthen regional cooperation for combating terrorism and organized crime in South Asia.[24][25][26]

The CGCC is also active in a number of issue-oriented projects meant to improve mechanisms for international cooperation; and, the roles of the UN, the G8 and other governmental institutions and civil society organizations, in developing collaborative approaches in combating the threat of terrorism.[27] Coinciding with the General Assembly's review of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy in September 2010, the CGCC released an independent strategic assessment of the Strategy along with a number of recommendations for consideration.[28][29][30] In January 2011, the CGCC partnered with the CTITF Working Group on Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes, and their host, the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, focusing on role of the internet in countering radicalization.[31][32][33][34][35] The CGCC is also working on a series of projects on supporting victims of terrorism in partnership with CTITF and the Global Survivors Network.[36]

Advisory Council[edit]

The Global Center's Advisory Council includes a number of international dignitaries, academics and policy practitioners.[37] Its members include:

Donors and funding[edit]

The Global Center receives financial support from a number of public and private donors, including national governments.[38][39]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fourth Freedom Forum, About, http://www.fourthfreedom.org/Applications/cms.php?page_id=93
  2. ^ Fourth Freedom Forum, Our History, http://www.fourthfreedom.org/about/our-history/
  3. ^ Fourth Freedom Forum, Our Team, http://www.fourthfreedom.org/about/our-team/
  4. ^ Johns Hopkins University, Faculty, http://advanced.jhu.edu/faculty/view/?id=721
  5. ^ The George Washington University, The Elliott School of International Affairs, Part Time and Adjunct Faculty, http://advanced.jhu.edu/faculty/view/?id=721
  6. ^ Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, Staff, http://www.globalct.org/experts_staff.php
  7. ^ Brookings Institution Press, Books, Allied Against Terrorism, About the Authors, http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/2006/alliedagainstterrorism.aspx
  8. ^ Global Center on Cooperative Security, 'Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation Becomes the Global Center on Cooperative Security,' http://www.globalcenter.org/center-on-global-counterterrorism-cooperation-becomes-the-global-center-on-cooperative-security/.
  9. ^ Global Center on Cooperative Security, Staff, http://www.globalcenter.org/experts/staff/
  10. ^ Carnegie Council, People, http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/people/data/thomas_e__mcnamara.html
  11. ^ John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Faculty, http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/departments/political_science/faculty.php?key=[email]='promaniuk@jjay.cuny.edu'
  12. ^ The Economist, "Where life is cheap and talk is loose," 17 March 2011, http://www.economist.com/node/18396240?story_id=18396240
  13. ^ Jay Kernis, CNN, "Carie Lemack: We want to our voice to be louder than those who advocate for terrorism," http://inthearena.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/02/carie-lemack-we-want-to-our-voice-to-be-louder-than-those-who-advocate-for-terrorism/
  14. ^ Deborah Amos, NPR, "Agencies Aim To Counter Threat Of Online Extremism," 2 February 2011, http://www.npr.org/2011/02/02/133403264/agencies-aim-to-counter-threat-of-online-extremism
  15. ^ Mark Clayton, Christian Science Monitor, "WikiLeaks list of 'critical' sites: Is it a 'menu for terrorists'?" 6 December 2010,http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2010/1206/WikiLeaks-list-of-critical-sites-Is-it-a-menu-for-terrorists
  16. ^ ISN/ETH Zurich: International Relations and Security Network, Publications, CGCC Reports, http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?lng=en&id=56734
  17. ^ Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, Publications, Reports, http://www.globalct.org/resources_publications.php
  18. ^ ISN/ETH Zurich: International Relations and Security Network, Communities and Partners, Partners, http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Communities-and-Partners/Partners/Detail/?lng=en&id=56736
  19. ^ Oliver Mathenge, Daily Nation, Saturday Edition, "EA states urged to cooperate on terror," 18 May 2011, http://www.nation.co.ke/News/EA+states+urged+to+cooperate+on+terror/-/1056/1164868/-/unkowdz/-/
  20. ^ allAfrica.com, "Drugs Cash Used to Fund Terror Groups in East Africa, Says Wako," 18 May 2011, http://allafrica.com/stories/201105190039.html
  21. ^ Judith Akolo, KBC News, "'Drug lords fund terrorism,' says Wako," 18 May 2011, http://www.kbc.co.ke/news.asp?nid=70257
  22. ^ IGAD Capacity Building Programme Against Terrorism, "A Training Seminar on Open Source Analysis and Information Sharing in Counterterrorism conducted," 24 June 2011, http://www.icpat.org/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest/572-a-training-seminar-on-open-source-analysis-and-information-sharing-in-counterterrorism-conducted
  23. ^ IGAD Capacity Building Programme Against Terrorism, "ICPAT Conducted a Training Seminar on Lessons Learned on Investigating Terrorism Incidents," 24 May 2011, http://www.icpat.org/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest/571-icpat-conducted-a-training-seminar-on-lessons-learned-on-investigating-terrorism-incidents
  24. ^ Mike Smith, Daily News, "Regional cooperation in combating terrorism," 9 June 2010, http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/06/09/fea01.asp
  25. ^ Lanka Business Online, "Funding Terror," 11 June 2010, http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/fullstory.php?nid=2071867205
  26. ^ Mike Smith, The Hindu, "United in the pursuit of justice," 19 May 2011, http://www.hindu.com/2011/05/19/stories/2011051951161100.htm
  27. ^ ISN/ETH Zurich: International Relations and Security Network, Communities and Partners, Partners, http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Communities-and-Partners/Partners/Detail/?lng=en&id=56736
  28. ^ James Cockayne, et al., "An Opportunity for Renewal: Revitalizing the United Nations counterterrorism program," Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, September 2010, http://www.globalct.org/images/content/pdf/reports/Opportunity_for_Renewal_Final.pdf
  29. ^ IPI, Events, Panel Discussions, "Terrorism Experts Meet at IPI to Discuss UN Strategy," http://www.ipacademy.org/events/panel-discussions/details/227-terrorism-experts-discuss-strategy-at-ipi.html
  30. ^ 2010 Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Examining collective international efforts to counter terrorism, Meeting Agenda, 7–9 September, http://www.ipacademy.org/images/pdfs/agenda_terrorism_strategy_review_sept9_2010.pdf
  31. ^ Caryle Murphy, The National, "Terrorism fight 'must shift to cyberspace' Saudi conference agrees," 27 January 2011, http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/middle-east/terrorism-fight-must-shift-to-cyberspace-saudi-conference-agrees
  32. ^ UN News Centre, "UN workshop in Riyadh focuses on use of Internet to counter appeal of extremist violence," 24 January 2011, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37356&Cr=terror&Cr1
  33. ^ CTITF, Working Group Working Group on Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes, Riyadh Conference Summary, 24–26 January 2011, http://www.un.org/terrorism/pdfs/CTITF%20Riyadh%20Conference%20-%20Summary%20&%20Recommendations.pdf
  34. ^ Eric Schmitt, New York Times, "Governments Go Online in Fight Against Terrorism," 30 January 2011, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/world/middleeast/31terror.html
  35. ^ Deborah Amos, NPR, "Agencies Aim To Counter Threat Of Online Extremism," 2 February 2011, http://www.npr.org/2011/02/02/133403264/agencies-aim-to-counter-threat-of-online-extremism
  36. ^ CTITF, Working Group on Supporting and Highlighting Victims of Terrorism, http://www.un.org/terrorism/victims.shtml
  37. ^ Global Center on Cooperative Security, Advisory Council, http://www.globalcenter.org/experts/advisory-council/
  38. ^ Global Center on Cooperative Security, Partners, http://www.globalcenter.org/about/partners/
  39. ^ See above.

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