November 12, 2012
The Nature and Dynamics of Terrorism: Pakistan a Case Study
Terrorism scholar Syed Ejaz Hussain will offer a webinar on "The Nature and Dynamics of Terrorism: Pakistan a Case Study" from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The webinar is free and open to the public. To attend and receive the login and password information, RSVP to Sarah Fishering at email@example.com.
With implications for academics, policy-makers and practitioners, Hussain’s talk will focus on the nature and dynamics of terrorism in Pakistan as deciphered by the spatial and temporal analysis of terrorism incidents in Pakistan (1974-2010) and analysis of the socio-economic backgrounds of the arrested terrorists (1990-2009). He will also describe the patterns in victim selection, choice of weapons, the terrorist types and the patterns prior to and following the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.
Hussain is a professor in the School of Public Safety, Seneca College, Toronto. He has served in the police service of Pakistan for about 25 years, lastly as the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Counterterrorism Department. After successfully competing for Fulbright Fellowship (2006-2010), he earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, with the honor to be the first police executive in the world to have received a doctorate in Criminology from an Ivy-League institution. His dissertation studies the terrorism incident patterns in Pakistan, socio-economic characteristics of arrested terrorists, and the impact of terrorist arrests on incidence and severity of future terrorism. Hussain’s research has been cited by many authors including Pulitzer award-winning-journalist, Martha Mendoza of the Associated Press, in her September 4, 2011 report published in the Washington Post. For 2011-2012, he has won the Post-Doctoral Terrorism Research Award announced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. For his post-doctoral work under the mentorship of Gary LaFree, he studies "How the presence of conflict in a police district affects the likelihood of terrorism".