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Meet the Faculty: MPS in Security & Terrorism Studies (12/6)

Meet the Faculty: MPS in Security & Terrorism Studies (12/6)

Monday, December 6, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online (Zoom)

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Come meet our faculty! On Monday, December 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Radicalization and Disengagement (RaD) researcher Dr. Elizabeth Yates will provide a virtual talk on her teaching style, learning objectives and course themes in the classes she teaches for START’s MPS in Security & Terrorism Studies. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. If you have any questions, please email the START events team at start-events@umd.edu.

Dr. Elizabeth Yates is a Senior Researcher on the domestic radicalization team at START. She works primarily on the suite of datasets associated with PIRUS (Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States) and BIAS (Bias Incidents and Actors Study), with a special focus on far-right violence, extremism, and hate crimes. She is also a co-Principal Investigator on a multi-year NIJ-funded project studying extremist offender reintegration. In addition, Dr. Yates has taught undergraduate classes in Terrorism Studies and Sociology at the University of Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh, respectively. She earned a doctorate in Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in International Relations at Tufts University.

START’s MPS in Security & Terrorism Studies is a 36-credit, fully online graduate program which prepares students to examine the complex social, political, economic, and psychological underpinnings of terrorist and other asymmetric security threats. Students can take classes full- or part-time, and small class sizes enable students to receive the full attention of some of the top experts in the fields of intelligence analysis, national security and terrorism studies. Apply for the Spring 2022 semester by January 7, 2022.