Dr. Ophir Falk

Research Fellow, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Ophir Falk is a research fellow at the International Institute of

Counter- Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC),

Herzliya, the founder of Acumen Risk Ltd., a firm that specializes

in security risk management platforms and just complete a two

years position as a visiting researcher at the Center for Security

Studies at Georgetown University.


Falk’s research has examined terrorism and counterterrorism from

various perspectives, including legality and effectiveness of

several counterterrorism policies. He has authored numerous peer

reviewed articles, editorials in national and international media,

and co-authored ‘Suicide Terror: Understanding and Confronting

the Threat’ (2009). 


Falk served as a leading member of a counterterrorism team

commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to provide terror risk assessments for the Olympic Games and has carried out security risk assessments on scores of critical infrastructures in Europe, the Middles East and in the Far East. He worked in start-up and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive from 2007 to 2017. He has a forthcoming book: Does Fair Play Pay Off? Targeted Killing, Law and Counter-Terrorism Effectiveness (2019). 


Falk holds a B.A. in International Relations (Hebrew University in Jerusalem), a law degree (Manchester University), an MBA (Manchester University) and a Ph.D. in International Relations (Haifa University).

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