Brig. Gen. (Ret.) MEIR ELRAN is a Senior Research Fellow Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), where he directs the 'Homeland Security Program' and is Co-Director of the 'Israeli Society and National Security Program'. He is a former Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, Israel Defense Forces.   Professor PATRICIA LONGSTAFF is the David Levidow Professor of Communication Law and Policy at Syracuse University and specialises in the business and public policy issues affecting the communications industry in the United States and internationally. Her most recent work there involves the role of communications in the resilience of local populations who suffer a "surprise" such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster.<p>

The lecture is open to the public and followed by a complementary drinks

reception.<p>

This lecture is part of the 'Israel: Historical, Political and Social Aspects' lecture series. For more information please visit www.ihps-oxford.co.uk/events.php