ICCT’s very first podcast series delves into how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 — through conversations with practitioners, academics and policy-makers.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, this series explores crucial human rights, rule of law, and security dimensions of counter-terrorism as it evolved over the Global War on Terror.

This podcast was produced by Joseph Reid, Naledi Tilmann, Joana Cook, Anna-Maria Andreeva, and Teo Kai Xiang.

Episode 1: Counter-Terrorism in Policing with Frank Straub

In our premiere episode, we speak to Frank Straub, Director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the US National Police Foundation.

Twenty years ago, Frank was a first responder on the scene of the attacks in lower Manhattan. Looking back, we go through his experience of the day and his perspective on how counter-terrorism in policing changed after the attacks. Interviewing him is Dr. Joana Cook, an ICCT Senior Project Manager and Editor-in-Chief of the ICCT Journal. Read the transcript here.


Episode 2: Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights with Fiounnula Ní Aoláin

In our second episode, we speak to Fiounnula Ní Aoláin, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights & Counter-Terrorism.

She will be sharing her views on critical human rights and global challenges relating to counter-terrorism, and how they have changed after the 9/11 attacks. Interviewing her is Tanya Mehra, a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, Rule of Law Responses to Terrorism at ICCT. Read the transcript here.

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