Jytte Klausen writes on Charlie Hebdo shooting in Foreign Affairs and Time Magazine

Jill Greenlee publishes in Politics, Groups, and Identities

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Jill Greenlee interviewed on WGBH News

Jytte Klausen interviewed on PBS Newshour and Global News

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Jill Greenlee discusses the Massachusetts gubernatorial election with the Boston Globe

Jytte Klausen publishes in Foreign Affairs

Eva Bellin publishes in Middle East Brief

Crown Center panel covers major topics in Middle East

"Global Terrorism" course to host two special guest speakers

Shai Feldman publishes in Middle East Brief

Shai Feldman publishes in The National Interest

Jill Greenlee discusses her new book with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry

Shai Feldman publishes in World Politics Review

Danielle Higgins (MA '14) publishes on Huffington Post

Jill Greenlee publishes The Political Consequences of Motherhood

Shai Feldman publishes in The National Interest

Ehud Eiran (Ph.D. '10) publishes on The Monkey Cage

Matthew Isaacs (Ph.D. candidate) publishes on Political Violence at a Glance

Recent Ph.D. placements

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Shai Feldman publishes in The National Interest

Eva Bellin's research on Arab Spring cited in The Boston Globe

Adam Smith (Ph.D. candidate) receives Outstanding Teaching Fellow award

Danielle Gewurz (B.A. '11) to pursue MS in Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon

Hailey Magee (B.A. '15) accepted to NEW Leadership New England summer program

Funding Opportunities from the Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism

Shai Feldman publishes in Middle East Brief

Jeffrey G. Karam (Ph.D. candidate) accepted to Summer Institute at Elliott School of International Affairs

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Jill Greenlee publishes in Journal of Political Science Education

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Sarah Feuer (Ph.D. candidate) wins ASMEA Best Student Paper Award

Professors ponder how JFK's presidency could have turned out

Justice Brandeis Semester expands its offerings

Shai Feldman co-authors Crown Center book

Six new Politics courses for Spring 2014

Jill Greenlee's research on race cited in Washington Post

Bernard Yack's most recent book to be subject of symposium at LSE

Jill Greenlee participates in Gender and Political Psychology Research Workshop

Eva Bellin publishes in Middle East Brief

Eugene B. Kogan (PhD '13) accepts post-doctoral position at Harvard University

Summer institute takes Israel studies around the globe

Steven Burg publishes in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

New Board of Trustees chair Perry Traquina ’78 believes in giving back by investing in the next generation

Right-wing radicalism conference leads to a book

Jill Greenlee publishes in Political Psychology

Ira Shapiro to speak on "The Last Great Senate" on April 24th

Jolyon Howorth to speak on "The EU as a Global Power" on April 11th

Retired US Air Force officer to speak on counter-terrorism

Shai Feldman writes on the Middle East peace process in The National Interest

"Global Terrorism" course to host two special guest speakers

Daniel Kryder to offer Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) "American Democracy: Ver 2.0" in Summer 2013

Mideast expert Aaron Miller keynoting student Israel conference

Jeffrey Lenowitz to join politics department faculty in January 2014

Shai Feldman writes on Israeli elections in Al Monitor

Mideast experts to discuss Israeli election prospects (video)

"Global Terrorism" course to host two special guest speakers

Feb. 27, 2013

Professor Jytte Klausen's POL 160, The War on Global Terrorism, will host two special guest speakers this Spring. Both events are open to the campus and will take place from 2:00-3:20pm in Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G03.

March 12

Guermantes Lailari, Lt. Colonel, USAF (ret.) will speak to the class about counter-terrorism and technology with special focus on hijackings and the use of an airplane as a weapon.

GUERMANTAS LAILARI is a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) defense contractor specializing in the provision of support for Research & Development in irregular warfare. He is a former US Air Force officer working in counterterrorism and irregular warfare. He has lived and served for nine years in the Middle East and North Africa, and for another six years in Europe. He directed training and courses at the US Air Force Special Operations School and served as a US Air Force Attaché in the Middle East. Lailari holds advanced degrees in International Relations and Strategic Intelligence, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in public policy at George Mason University. He was written on the modeling of terrorism and counter-terrorism and on the Israeli-Hezbollah War and is contributing author of chapters to Influence Warfare: How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas, edited by James J. F. Forest (Praeger 2009) and Hybrid Warfare and Transnational Threats, edited by William Natter et al. (CENSA 2011).

April 9

Nasser Weddady, Civil Rights Outreach Director, The American Islamic Congress will speak on American Muslims and civil liberties after 9/11.

NASSER WEDDADY is a native of Mauritania and grew up in Libya and Syria, traveling extensively through the Middle East, before coming to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2000. A few days after the September 11 attacks, the FBI falsely detained Nasser because of his ethnic appearance. Nasser’s engagements with AIC reflect his background in anti-slavery activism in his homeland. Nasser has organized conferences for young activists across the Middle East that offer budding activists the leadership skills to pursue their own human and civil rights campaigns. Most recently, he spearheaded a series of workshops to launch AIC’s Tunisia Bureau. As one of the few activists working not only in the MENA region, but in the U.S. as well, Nasser has developed a unique perspective on the global struggle for human and civil rights. He has been published in the International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Baltimore Sun; appeared on Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, and Radio Liberty; and testified to Congress’ Human Rights Caucus. Fluent in five languages, Nasser has lectured at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and diverse interfaith settings. Nasser currently is the chair of AIC’s New England Council. On February 16 The New York Times published Weddady’s Op-Ed on “How Europe Bankrolls Terror” linking ransom payments by European governments to Islamist militants to the ongoing destabilization of the Sahel.

About the course:

Terrorism is defined as violent acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public (1994 UN General Assembly Resolution 49/60). Islamist extremism has emerged over the past decades as the deadliest of all modern terrorist movements. Al Qaeda’s attacks against US targets on September 11, 2001, marked a turning point in American history. Nearly 3,000 people died that day. The fight against Al Qaeda motivated two wars: the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in cooperation with NATO allies and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Since then, 7,000 US and NATO soldiers and an unknown number of civilians have died as casualties of war against Al Qaeda and allies. “Homegrown” terrorism linked to Al Qaeda continues to present a threat here at home and in Europe, and has stirred a backlash against Muslims.