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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