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START Interns give Significant Terrorist Activity Briefings to develop public speaking skills (Photo Gallery)


START Interns give Significant Terrorist Activity Briefings to develop public speaking skills (Photo Gallery)

February 27, 2019Alexa Cottman-Robinson

AT START, we aim to train the next generation of counterterrorism practitioners and terrorism scholars. Part of that professional development training in our internship program involves finessing public speaking skills. So we encourage all of our interns to give a Significant Terrorist Activity Briefing (SigTAB) to their peers and supervisors at START. These presentations cover current events related to the most significant developments in terrorism, counterterrorism and international security.

START Intern gives a presentaion
Intern Daoyou Zhou shares his research findings with START staff and interns.

START students attend a presentation
Several START interns attended the SigTAB presentation.

START Intern gives a presentation
Intern Jacob Scheidemann introduces his SigTAB brief at START.