On Wednesday, March 9, START will participate in the University of Maryland’s Giving Day, the annual 24-hour fundraising event in which all members of the UMD community join together to raise critical funding for the university.
Since 2005, START has produced empirical research using state-of-the-art theories, methods and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve understanding of the origins, dynamics and effects of terrorism, including international and domestic violent extremism; the effectiveness and impacts of counterterrorism and countering violent extremism; and other matters of global and national security.
START incorporates this research into its rigorous education and training initiatives. START teaches, mentors and trains the next generation of national security scholars and practitioners through curricular and experiential learning. START emphasizes a variety of approaches to training and education, offering a wide range of opportunities for learners at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as for non-degree seeking students or professionals, including:
- training courses,
- online simulations,
- a paid internship program,
- summer and winter online classes,
- an undergraduate minor in Global Terrorism Studies,
- a Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis, and
- an MPS in Security and Terrorism Studies.
All of START’s efforts support its mission to advance science-based knowledge about the human causes and consequences of terrorism, responses to terrorism, and related phenomena, and to serve as a leading resource for homeland security policymakers and practitioners.
Please help us to support our research efforts by sharing with your networks and donating here.