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Presentation Materials from START/CIDCM Event on Global Conflict and Terrorism Trends


Presentation Materials from START/CIDCM Event on Global Conflict and Terrorism Trends

Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2009

On Monday, September 14th, START partnered with University of Maryland's Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) for a presentation on Global Conflict and Terrorism Trends. This event, held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., featured presentations from:

  • Dr. Joseph Hewitt (CIDCM) on risks of political instability around the world;
  • Dr. Gary LaFree (START) on the frequency, nature, and concentrations of terrorist activity; and
  • Dr. Jonathan Wilkenfeld(CIDCM & START) on the use of terrorist tactics by ethnopolitical organizations in the Middle East.

In addition, Dr. Tjip Walker from the Warnings and Analysis Division of the Conflict Mitigation and Management unit within the U.S. Agency for International Development provided commentary on the research provided by the presenters. The presentations from this event are available for download here.

Findings from this presentation were drawn from several major projects: