Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism

Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism: Proceedings of an Indo-US Workshop, National Academies Press, 2007, Washington DC, pp. xii+167, ISBN: 978-0-309-10499-9.

Editors: Roddam Narasimha, Arvind Kumar, Stephen P. Cohen and Rita Guenther

The entire text of the report is accessible here

snt to counter terrThe Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism was held in Goa, India, in January 2004, organised under the aegis of the National Institute of Advanced Science (NIAS) and the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), National Academy of Sciences, US.

The focus of the workshop was on terrorism and the employment of Science and Technology for its mitigation. Terrorism is not a new problem. However, terrorists now employ science and technology to conduct terrorist attacks across national boundaries. Despite its international reach, the manifestations of terror differ from location to location. The agenda of the workshop was driven by the desire to maximise the experience and expertise of the Indian and American participants, and to lay the groundwork for long-term collaboration.

Table of Contents

Survey of Terrorist Threats in the United States and India and Relevant Science and Technology

  • Science, Technology, and Countering Terrorism: The Search for a Sustainable Strategy: Lewis M. Branscomb
  • Terrorist Threats in India: Major General (Retired) Afsir Karim
  • Discussion of Terrorist Threats in the United States and India and Relevant Science and Technology: B. Raman and Harry Barnes, Discussion Moderators

Information Technology and Communications Security

  • Information Technology and Communications Security in India: N. Balakrishnan
  • Cyberterrorism and Security Measures: E. Goodman
  • Discussion of Information Technology and Communications Security: Rear Admiral (Retired) Raja Menon and Kumar Patel, Discussion Moderators

Protecting Nuclear Energy Facilities

  • Threats to Civil Nuclear-energy Facilities: John P. Holdren
  • Threats to Nuclear Facilities: Framing the Problem: P. Rama Rao
  • Discussion of Protecting Nuclear-energy Facilities: G.R. Srinivasan and Rose Gottemoeller, Discussion Moderators

Terrorist Threats to Infrastructure and Relevant Science and Technology Responses

  • Local Realities of Terrorist Threats: Julio Ribeiro
  • Securing Against Infrastructure Terrorism: Lawrence T. Papay
  • Discussion of Terrorist Threats to Infrastructure and Relevant Science and Technology Responses: M.K. Narayanan and Richard L. Garwin, Discussion Moderators

Biological and Agriculture Terrorist Threats

  • India and Agricultural Bioterrorism: Kalyan Bannerjee
  • Twentieth-century Legacy: The Biological Threats to Twenty-first Century Science and Society: Christopher J. Davis
  • Discussion of Biology and Agriculture Terrorist Threats: S. Gopal and Jonathan Pollack, Discussion Moderators

Indo-U.S. Cooperation

  • Why Should India and the United States Cooperate?: K. Santhanam
  • Can Science and Technology Help to Counter Terrorism?: Richard L. Garwin
  • Discussion of Indo-U.S. Cooperation: T.G.K. Murthy and John P. Holdren, Discussion Moderators

Appendixes

  • Workshop Agenda
  • List of Participants
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