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The Stupid Terrorist: Lessons from History and the Social Sciences
September 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1135 Tremont St, Renaissance Park, Room 909 (+ Google Map)
“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event
Dr. Max Abrahms’ research focus is international security, especially terrorism. He is assistant professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a visiting fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and a board member at the Center for the Study of Terrorism in Rome and on the journal Terrorism and Political Violence. Abrahms has published in many journals such as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Security Studies, and Harvard Business Review. Abrahms is also a frequent terrorism analyst in the media, especially on the consequences of terrorism, its motives, and the implications for counterterrorism strategy. Previously, he has been awarded fellowships and financial backing from the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Empirical Studies of Conflict project at Princeton University and Stanford University, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, the economics department at Bar Ilan University, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University.