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June 21, 2012
FEATURED RESEARCH
 
Masculine honor ideology shapes responses to terrorism
A new study funded through START found masculine honor ideology in the United States is a factor in the intergroup phenomenon of people’s responses to terrorism. Full story…
 
Database spotlight: Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) 
START researchers released the Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) dataset, which provides insight into the characteristics of more than 395 terrorist groups in relation to their lethality. Full story…

START NEWS
START meets with Indian Home Secretary, R.K. Singh 
START officials recently met with Indian Home Secretary R.K. Singh to discuss how India may benefit from developing research and education programs similar to START’s at its universities.Full story…
 
Researcher spotlight: Anthony Lemieux 
Anthony Lemieux first heard about START at a conference years ago and immersed himself in the center shortly thereafter. His research spans terrorism, global poverty, social psychology and HIV prevention, among other topics. Full story…
 
Former START intern combines contrasting interests 
Melanie Rothman, former START special projects intern, interweaves her interests in criminal justice and art.  Rothman will also begin working with START’s Emerging Global Security Issues Fellowship Program in the fall. Full story…
 
START staff and interns attend CBRN workshop
The Federation of American Scientists in partnership with START hosted a workshop this month on CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Technology on the University of Maryland’s campus.  The workshop was part of START’s summer enrichment program. Full story…
 
Students work with State Department
START interns are working with the U.S. Department of State and the Terrorist Designations Unit through a unique program. Full story…
 
CASE awards START Research Review top honors
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) bestowed two awards to START for its 2011 Research Review. Full story…
 
Intern spotlight: Olympics, ambitions and research
A sampling of START’s more than 60 interns this summer reveals a strong interest in international affairs and a sincere commitment to terrorism research. Full story…
 
LaFree addresses IEEE audience 
START Director Gary LaFree spoke at the International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics on Cyberspace, Border and Immigrations Securities. Full story…

  


SIGNIFICANT TERRORISM EVENTS IN THE NEWS
United Kingdom: Crackdown on Real IRA leads to the arrest of nine in Northern Ireland­
In the past month, at least nine people have been arrested on terrorism charges, including at least three charges of “directing terrorism.” Full story…
 
Libya: Embassies targeted in Libya
Unrest continues after the end of the Gadhafi regime as the U.S. and U.K. embassies have been targeted in attacks within days of each other. Full story…  
 
Afghanistan: Attacks on school teaching girls send hundreds to the hospital 
At least 280 students and a few teachers were sent to hospitals after being poisoned in two separate incidents at the Aahan Dara Girls School. Full story…  
 
Russia: Ten convicted in 2009 train bombing
Ten people have been convicted for their roles in the bombing of a Nevsky Express train that left 27 dead and another 130 people injured on November 28, 2009. Full story…
 
United States: Terror suspect in Seattle wants evidence thrown out
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif faces charges of plotting to attack the Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle.  Some of the evidence against him was collected through a secret warrant obtained through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Full story…  
 
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Earn a graduate certificate
Interested students have until July 15 to apply for START’s fully online, open enrollment Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies. The yearlong program, based at the University of Maryland, provides participants–both scholars and practitioners–with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism. Full Story…

Intern for START
START is currently offering unpaid internships on several of its research projects. Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Apply by July 6. Full story…


START IN THE NEWS
 
Choosing from the many lessons of Sept. 11
START Executive Director Bill Braniff was featured in a New York Times article on a discussion about why understanding Sept. 11's history is important. Full story…
 
Parsing Terrorism
In a special issue on human conflict, Science Magazine discussed the state of terrorism research, featuring the work of START and data from its Global Terrorism Database. START director Gary LaFree is quoted. Full story…
 
Al-Libi ran al-Qaida central’s propaganda machine
START Executive Director Bill Braniff was featured in an Agence France-Presse (AFP) article about Abu Yahya al-Libi and his importance to al-Qaida. Full story…
 

This is a selection of news clippings from the past month. A complete list of START's media coverage can be found here.


SUPPORTING START 
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The START Consortium is dedicated to generating knowledge of the human causes and consequences of terrorism. Applying rigorous standards to both research and education, START seeks to illuminate one of the most highly politicized and understudied phenomena in the social sciences for students, practitioners, and policy-makers. Funded primarily through research grants to date, START is seeking to generate an endowment that will provide the flexibility and autonomy to ensure that it can continue to serve as an objective source of data and empirically based analysis into the future.  To donate, or for more information, please click here.