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START Symposium 2015: Counterterrorism, Extremist Organizations, Individual Radicalization


START Symposium 2015: Counterterrorism, Extremist Organizations, Individual Radicalization

October 16, 2015Jessica Rivinius

START researchers from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., this month to present research findings on a variety of terrorism-related topics. Three panels convened to highlight the latest START work in counterterrorism, extremist organizations and individual radicalization. You can view the slides from the presentations at the links below.

Counterterrorism Panel

  • Tracking Attitudes within American Subcultures presented by Sophia Moskalenko
  • Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns presented by Joseph Young
  • Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg: Terrorist Plots presented by Martha Crenshaw

Extremist Organizations Panel

  • Boko Haram: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, Policy Operations presented by John Stevenson
  • Daesh: An Organizational Profile presented by Gina Scott Ligon
  • “More Bang for the Buck?”: Terrorist Adoption of Emerging Technologies presented by Gary Ackerman

Individual Radicalization Panel

  • Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) presented by Gary LaFree
  • Childhood Trauma and Adolescent Misconduct as Precursors to Violent Extremism presented by Pete Simi
  • The Psychology of Terrorism and Terrorist Motivations presented by Anthony Lemieux
  • Deradicalization of Extremists presented by David Webber