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07/2011 – Miscellaneous

BCR Director New Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Terrorism

Prof. Hans J. Giessmann has been appointed to chair the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Terrorism for the next one-year term since 1 July 2011. The Global Agenda Councils (GAC), comprised of 10 to 12 distinguished experts and policy makers from all across the world, serve as informal advisory groups to the World Economic Forum by providing insights and recommendations and contributing to a number of Forum activities. In addition, they also provide input to international bodies such as the G20 and other international organizations.
The Chair plays a critical role in helping shape the Council’s composition and agenda. For the BCR director it is the third term of service in a row, having already been a member of the GAC on “Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction” in 2009 and the Deputy Chair of the GAC on “Terrorism” in 2010.