Global Center on Cooperative Security
2 December 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time
You are invited to a virtual launch of the 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) on 2 December 2020, from 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Standard Time.
Brought to you by the Global Center on Cooperative Security, the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, the United States Institute of Peace, and the RESOLVE Network, the event will bring together experts from IEP, as well as the United Nations, and the counterterrorism and peacebuilding fields.
Although the number of lives claimed by terrorist attacks annually has diminished at a global level, the threat continues to grow more diverse, diffuse, and decentralised. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to worsen the impact of terrorism in certain regions, and present complex challenges for national and international counterterrorism responses.
The eighth edition of the GTI, produced by IEP, provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 50 years, covering the period from 2002 to 2019, and placing a special emphasis on trends over the past decade, which corresponds with the rise and fall of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Melissa Lefas, Chief of Strategy, Global Center on Cooperative Security (moderator)
Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics & Peace
Assistant Secretary-General Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director, United Nations
Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
Alastair Reed, Executive Director, RESOLVE Network, Senior Expert, United States Institute of Peace