A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

September News: Register Now: Virtual Symposium on Changing Threats Sept. 10


START and SIA present a virtual symposium on changing threats
The Security Industry Association, START and the University of Maryland will host a virtual event Thursday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. that teaches how new tools and partnerships can mitigate changing threats. Topics will include the capability development framework tool for risk assessment, horizon scanning for future threats and the new generation of threats and countermeasures. The day will conclude with Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.


Tortured Logic: Why Some Americans Support the Use of Torture in Counterterrorism
12 p.m. ET September 18, Online
University of Alabama Assistant Professor Dr. Erin M. Kearns and American University Professor Dr. Joseph K. Young will provide a virtual talk on their new book “Tortured Logic: Why Some Americans Support the Use of Torture in Counterterrorism.”

Virtual Information Session: Internship Program
Various times/dates, Online
START’s Experiential Education Specialist Eva Coll will discuss how the internship program currently works, what students or recent graduates have to gain from their experience in the program, application requirements, and the projects offered within the center that interns will be working on. The session will conclude with a 15-30 minute question and answer period.

START provides ample online education and training opportunities
Whether you are a full-time student or working professional, START has many options for you to further your education and build applicable skills, all from the comfort of your own home. Online offerings include:


Help Support START Research and Education
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.

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