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A Look Back at 2020: Trends from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD)™


A Look Back at 2020: Trends from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD)™

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

Online: Zoom Webinar

On Wednesday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Program Manager Dr. Erin Miller provided an online briefing to discuss the latest findings from the GTD. A recording of this event can be seen at this link. If you have any questions, please email the START events team at start-events@umd.edu.

Twenty years after University of Maryland researchers began developing the GTD in 2002, Miller will present trends from the forthcoming publication of new GTD data for 1970 to 2020. Topics will include patterns of terrorism in the United States and around the world during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, developments in Afghanistan leading up to the 2021 collapse of the Afghan government and the evolving geographic footprint of Islamic State-related terrorism.

Dr. Erin Miller is the program manager for the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at START headquarters at the University of Maryland. Miller earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA and PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Her research investigates patterns of decline among terrorist organizations and movements worldwide, using innovative statistical analysis of data from the GTD. She has taught statistics courses at the University of Maryland and delivered invited lectures on the GTD and the implications of research methodology for terrorism research.