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Project Titlesort ascending Investigators Project Period
Validating Models of Adversary Behavior Jun Zhuang July, 2012 to December, 2013
Using Experimental Research to Study the Dynamics of Radicalization, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism Anthony Lemieux July, 2012 to December, 2017
Updates to the Big, Allied, and Dangerous (BAAD) Dataset Victor Asal January, 2019 to December, 2019
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database Gary LaFree, Brent Smith, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Erin Miller, William Braniff, Kathleen Smarick March, 2009 to September, 2019
Support for Terrorism as a Function of Individualistic and Collectivistic Goals Arie Kruglanski June, 2005 to January, 2009
Social Network Analysis for Combating Terrorist Networks Alan Neustadtl, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal June, 2006 to June, 2009
Social Media Influencers: Re-domaining Fashion Industry Forecasting to Anticipate Online Extremist Radicalization Barnett S. Koven, Ramon F. Brena March, 2018 to September, 2019
Recruitment and Radicalization among US Far-Right Terrorists Peter Simi July, 2012 to December, 2015
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2013 to June, 2015
Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Extremism and Recruitment Brandon Behlendorf July, 2015 to March, 2016
Modeling the Emergence of Leaders in Self-Organizing Social Networks Nina Fefferman July, 2016 to July, 2017
Measuring Intervention Success in Terrorist Activities Brent Smith September, 2008 to June, 2010
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak January, 2014 to March, 2014
Martyrs without Borders: Iraq's Foreign Fighters and the Third Generation of Global Jihad Mohammed Hafez June, 2008 to May, 2011
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Peter Neumann June, 2008 to December, 2011
Insider Threat for Inbound International Air Cargo Gary Ackerman October, 2013 to March, 2015
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller January, 2019 to January, 2020
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2001 to January, 2020
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West Peter Neumann July, 2012 to December, 2015
European Converts to Islam: An Evolving Threat? Emmanuel Karagiannis June, 2009 to May, 2011
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Disengagement and Deradicalization (EAD3) Michael Jensen, Peter Simi, Gina Scott Ligon January, 2015 to December, 2018
Effects of Uncertainty on Support for Religious Extremism Arie Kruglanski June, 2005 to January, 2009
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven, Samuel D. Henkin September, 2019 to September, 2021
Developing Impact and Effectiveness Assessment Tool for Influence Operations Steve Sin January, 2021 to December, 2021
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff September, 2018 to December, 2019
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A Basis for Sentencing, Management, Risk Reduction, Release & Monitoring of Terrorist Offenders July, 2012 to December, 2015
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+ Thomas Guarrieri, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin July, 2018 to April, 2020
Decision Making and Simulation Anthony Lemieux, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2008
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Counter Radicalization of Scientists in CBRN-relevant Technical Fields Arie Kruglanski, Gary Ackerman, Michele Gelfand September, 2013 to April, 2015
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree September, 2014 to September, 2019
Community-level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Measurement Workshop Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick, Shira Fishman September, 2009 to February, 2010
Cell Groups and Individual Radicalization in Indonesia, United Kingdom, and the United States Douglas M. McLeod June, 2008 to December, 2009
Campus Dialogues Jonathan Wilkenfeld January, 2006 to May, 2008
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine August, 2010 to August, 2012
Bridging Religious Communities and Technology Providers to Counter Narratives of Violent Extremism Alejandro Beutel, Peter Weinberger October, 2016 to March, 2017
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants Brent Smith, Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick March, 2010 to August, 2012
Behavioral Assessments Based on Automated Text Analyses James Pennebaker November, 2008 to May, 2010
A Pathway Approach to the Study of Bias Crime Offenders Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2018 to October, 2020
A Multi-Level Approach to the Study of Violent Extremism Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen January, 2018 to December, 2020
A Comparative Study of Violent Extremism and Gangs Gary LaFree, Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz January, 2015 to March, 2019
Project Titlesort ascending Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Women in the White Supremacist Movement July 2017 Yates, Elizabeth Book Chapter
Who Is More Violent in Extremist Groups? A Comparison of Leaders and Followers September 2019 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
When Data Do Not Matter: Exploring Public Perceptions of Terrorism January 2019 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
What's Special about U.S. Muslims? The War on Terrorism as Seen by Muslims in the United States, Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, and Indonesia January 2008 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Western Muslims Volunteering to fight in Syria and Iraq: Why do they go, and what should we do? July 2015 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Using Google and Twitter to Measure, Validate and Understand Views about Religion across Africa June 2019 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Understanding Lone-actor Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis with Violent Hate Crimes and Group-based Terrorism September 2013 Deloughery, Kathleen; King, Ryan D.; Asal, Victor START Reports
U.S. Polls: Public Opinion and Right‐Wing Extremism April 2010 McCauley, Clark START Reports
U.S. Muslims after 9/11: Poll Trends 2001-2007 September 2009 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Two Possible Profiles of Lone-actor Terrorists September 2013 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia White Paper
Truth and Significance: A 3N Model (Needs, Narratives, Networks) Perspective on Religion April 2020 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Trends in Israeli policing: terrorism, community, victimization and crime control January 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Trends in American Gun Ownership November 2008 Legault, Richard Book
Trauma as a Precursor to Violent Extremism April 2015 Simi, Peter Research Brief
Transnational Volunteers: American Foreign Fighters Combating the Islamic State April 2020 Young, Joseph Journal Article
Transnational Islamist Networks: Western Fighters in Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria December 2013 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Towards a Definition of Terrorist Ideology April 2019 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
Toward a Profile of Lone Wolf Terrorists: What Moves an Individual from Radical Opinion to Radical Action January 2014 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
The Study of Terrorist Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here? February 2017 Hofmann, David Journal Article
The Scared, the Outraged, and the Anxious: How Crisis Emotions, Involvement, and Demographics Predict Publics' Conative Coping April 2016 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Journal Article
The Rise and Endurance of Radical Right Movements September 2019 Caiani, Manuela Journal Article
The Psychology of Radicalization and Deradicalization: How Significance Quest Impacts Violent Extremism February 2014 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
The psychology of lone-wolf terrorism July 2011 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
The Psychology of Extremism: A Motivational Perspective September 2021 Kruglanski, Arie Book
The psychological structure of aggression across cultures July 2013 Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World January 2019 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book
The Impact of the Orlando Mass Shooting on Fear of Victimization and Gun-Purchasing Intentions: Not What One Might Expect August 2017 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
The Future of Nonviolent Resistance July 2020 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
The Essence of Hate and Love May 2020 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
The Call of the Wild: How Extremism Happens April 2021 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Testing a Rational Choice Model of Airline Hijackings November 2005 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Terrorist Attacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure in the United States, 1970-2015 June 2016 Miller, Erin START Reports
Terrorism—A (self) love story: Redirecting the significance quest can end violence October 2013 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Terrorism and the North Caucasus: An Overview April 2013 Johns, Mila Background Report
Temporal Sequencing, Incident Sophistication, and Terrorist Outcomes August 2016 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Research Brief
Teaching International Crises with Online Simulations: A Case Study of an India-Pakistan Crisis March 2012 Biswas, Bidisha Conference Paper
Street-level Repression: Protest, Policing, and Dissent in Uganda July 2020 Behlendorf, Brandon Journal Article
START Symposium 2015: Individual Radicalization Panel October 2015 Presentation
Spreading Protests: Changing Paths of Transnationalization of Social Movements July 2020 della Porta, Donatella Journal Article
Social Learning and Social Control in the Off- and Online Pathways to Hate Crime and Terrorist Violence March 2019 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Significance Quest Theory as the Driver of Radicalization towards Terrorism June 2015 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Book Chapter
Should START Researchers Embrace the Brain? February 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Discussion Point
Shifts in Perceptions of NGOs with the Creation of the Palestinian National Authority September 2014 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Service-Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories May 2015 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Seeing is believing: communication modality, anger, and support for action on behalf of out-groups October 2013 Glasford, Demis Journal Article
Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World September 2018 Gelfand, Michele Book
Risk Tolerance during Conflict: Evidence from Aleppo, Syria April 2019 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
Research Brief: Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative March 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Religious Fundamentalism in Eight Muslim‐Majority Countries: Reconceptualization and Assessment August 2018 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Religiosity and Reactions to Terrorism May 2015 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations: The Military, Society, Politics, and Modern War October 2020 Brooks, Risa Book
Rebel Group Attrition and Reversion to Violence: Micro-Level Evidence from Syria January 2020 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
Radicalization: A Relational Perspective May 2018 della Porta, Donatella Journal Article
Radicalization to Violence: A Pathway Approach to Studying Extremism April 2018 Atwell Seate, Anita; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Journal Article
Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know June 2020 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book
QAnon Crimes in the United States: A Comprehensive Dataset Codebook September 2021 Jensen, Michael START Reports
Putting Terrorism in Context: Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database (Contemporary Terrorism Studies) January 2015 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book
Psychological Correlates of Support for Compromise: A Polling Study of Jewish-Israeli Attitudes toward Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict October 2005 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings (Oct. 2015) October 2015 Jensen, Michael Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization January 2014 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Project Fact Sheet
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings January 2014 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States-Foreign Fighters: Infographics October 2017 Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters April 2016 Boyd, Marcus A. Research Brief
Powers and Problems of Integrating Social Media Data with Public Health and Safety September 2015 LaFree, Gary Conference Paper
Politically motivated violent extremism January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Political, Religious, and Psychological Characteristics of Muslim Protest Marchers in Eight European Cities: Jerusalem Day 2002 December 2005 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Political Mobilization and Institutions April 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Political Islam and Social Movement Theory: The Case of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Kyrgyzstan February 2005 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Political Action as a Function of Grievances, Risk, and Social Identity: An Experimental Approach October 2018 Lemieux, Anthony; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Patterns of Terrorism in the United States, 1970-2014 May 2016 Miller, Erin START Reports
Patterns of Lone Actor Terrorism in the United States: Research Brief October 2014 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff; Roberts, Paxton Research Brief
Panel Effects: Do the Reports of Panel Respondents Get Better or Worse over Time? December 2018 Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley Journal Article
Momin Khawaja: Mechanisms of Radicalization August 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia START Reports
Middle Eastern Youth and the Arab Spring: Cross-National Variation and Trends in Values September 2014 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Micro and Macro-Level Risk Factors for Extremism and Terrorism: Toward a Criminology of Extremist Violence August 2021 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Mental Illness and Terrorism July 2016 James, Patrick Discussion Point
Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic April 2020 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Mechanisms of Political Radicalization: Pathways Toward Terrorism July 2008 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Measuring Fundamentalism Across the Abrahamic Faiths May 2021 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Masters of Both: Balancing the Extremes of Innovation Through Tight–Loose Ambidexterity September 2021 Gelfand, Michele Book Chapter
Lone-Offender Terrorists July 2013 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Lone Wolf Terrorists: What Motivates Them? March 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Invisible Empire of Hate: Gender Differences in the Ku Klux Klan's Online Justifications for Violence September 2018 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Intensely Exposed Oklahoma City Terrorism Survivors: Long-term Mental Health and Health Needs and Posttraumatic Growth January 2016 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Ideological Victimization: Homicides Perpetrated by Far-Right Extremists April 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Journal Article
How “Alone” are Lone-Actors? Exploring the Ideological, Signaling, and Support Networks of Lone-Actor Terrorists October 2018 Hofmann, David Journal Article
How Women Engage Homegrown Terrorism April 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
How Many Suicide Terrorists are Suicidal? August 2014 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Grievance, Social Dominance Orientation, and Authoritarianism in the Choice and Justification of Terror Versus Protest November 2010 Lemieux, Anthony; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us January 2011 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book
Far-Right Lone Wolf Homicides in the United States November 2013 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Exposure to Muslims in Media and Support for Public Policies Targeting Muslims November 2015 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) December 2016 LaFree, Gary; Tinsley, Herbert; Stevenson, John; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick START Reports
Driving-Forces Model on Individual Behavior in Scenarios Considering Moving Threat Agents April 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Do White Supremacist Women Adopt Movement Archetypes of Mother, Whore, and Fighter? May 2020 Simi, Peter Journal Article
Distinguishing "Loner" Attacks from Other Domestic Extremist Violence July 2013 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Discussion Point: Is Aaron Alexis part of a larger phenomenon of lone-actor grievance-based violence? September 2013 McCauley, Clark Discussion Point
Deadlier in the U.S.? On Lone Wolves, Terrorist Groups, and Attack Lethality November 2015 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
Cues to Catching Deception October 2012 Ackerman, Gary START Reports
Cross-Agency Evaluation of DoD, VA, and HHS Mental Health Public Awareness Campaigns February 2020 Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth Report
Consenting to a Child's Decision to Join a Jihad: Insights from a Survey of Militant Families in Pakistan November 2008 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Conflict Changes How People View God January 2020 Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Configuring Legitmacy: A Framework fo Legitimation in Armed Conflict April 2014 Asal, Victor Book
Comparing Social Media and Traditional Surveys Around the Boston Marathon Bombing April 2016 LaFree, Gary Conference Paper
Community and Family Approaches to Combating the Radicalization and Recruitment of Somali-American Youth and Young Adults: A Psychosocial Perspective November 2009 Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Cognitive Mechanisms in Violent Extremism January 2019 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Circles Drawing Toward High Risk Activism: The Use of Usroh and Halaqa in Islamist Radical Movements May 2008 McLeod, Douglas M. Journal Article
Choosing to Fight, Choosing to Die: Examining How ISIS Foreign Fighters Select Their Operational Roles July 2020 Young, Joseph Journal Article
Characteristics of Violent Lone-Offenders: a Comparison of Assassins and School Attackers (Research Highlight) May 2014 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Research Brief
Characteristics of Lone-Wolf Violent Offenders: a Comparison of Assassins and School Attackers February 2013 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 Boyd, Marcus A. START Reports
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul Handout May 2012 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul August 2012 Weine, Stevan START Reports
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting against Dangerous Entrants November 2012 LaFree, Gary; Smarick, Kathleen START Reports
Boomerang: Opinion versus Action in the Radicalization of Abu-Mulal al-Balawi July 2010 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Book Review of S.A. Wright, Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing July 2008 Freilich, Joshua Book Review
Assessing the Effectiveness of Current De‐Radicalization Initiatives and Identifying Implications for the Development of U.S.‐Based Initiatives in Multiple Settings September 2009 Braddock, Kurt START Reports
Annex of Statistical Information: Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 July 2017 Miller, Erin START Reports
Anger or Ability: Arguing the Causes of Rebellion February 2013 Sin, Steve; Asal, Victor Journal Article
An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action January 2008 Lemieux, Anthony; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Research Brief
An Army of One: Assessing CBRN Pursuit and Use by Lone Wolves and Autonomous Cells January 2014 Ackerman, Gary; Pinson, Lauren Journal Article
Alienation, Religion, Economics and Politics: Testing Theories of Radicalization in Polls of U.S. Muslims January 2009 McCauley, Clark START Reports
Addicted to Hate: Identity Residual among Former White Supremacists August 2017 Simi, Peter Journal Article
A Meta-analysis of Intervention Effects on Depression and/or Anxiety in Youth Exposed to Political Violence or Natural Disasters February 2019 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
A Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They Strike July 2008 Smith, Brent Journal Article
White House Science and Technology Director Addresses Need for Innovations to Combat Terrorism
Violent hate crimes offer insights into lone-actor terrorism
UWT director speaks about influence operations for Laboratory for Analytic Sciences podcast
Today: START Seminar: Why Radicalize? Follow live on Twitter
Terrorism: A Self-Love Story
Temple Gunman Said Military Experience Drove Him To Hate
Tall Ambitions from the START
Summer Opportunities for Undergrads at UMD
Summer Course Offerings
Summer 2011 Research Opportunities: CoMET
Study shows hate crimes more likely to occur after terrorist attacks
START's Clark McCauley to Serve as Editor of New Journal on Asymmetric Conflict
START Visiting Fellow featured in NY Times Magazine
START Students Awarded Prizes in Poster Contest
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START responds to White House report on preventing violent extremism
START Researchers Participate in Session on Psychology of Terrorism
START Researchers on Recent Shooting at the Pentagon
START Researchers on Canadian Parliament Shooter Michael Zahaf-Bibeau
START researchers awarded top honors for applying marketing framework to violent groups
START researcher invited to discuss terrorists' motivations
START Research Brief: Al-Shabaab's use of Twitter
START produces new data tool exploring crimes committed by U.S. QAnon offenders
START Newsletter: Violent hate crimes and lone-actor terrorism; Cultural values and terrorism; Al-Shabaab
START Newsletter: Intelligence and security; perspectives on terrorism; Hezbollah; 'big data' and coding
START Expands its Research Brief Series
START Co-PI Kruglanski receives Regents' Faculty Research Award from University System of Maryland
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Affiliate Releases Report on Al-Awlaki
Significant Terrorism Events in the News: September 2013
Researcher Spotlight: Michele Gelfand
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Clark McCauley
Researcher spotlight: Anthony Lemieux
Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
REPORT RELEASE: ICSR/START Report on Prison Radicalisation to be Launched at New York Summit
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) data now available
Preliminary findings on Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the US
Patterns of Lone Actor Terrorism in the U.S.
New START Research Brief: Pathways Towards Radicalization
New START Project to Focus on Extremist Violence in U.S. Counties
New START model forecasts the flow of foreign fighters
New Research Briefs Available from START
New research brief comparing lone-actor violent offenders
New report: Social media use during disasters
New report assesses factors related to violent extremism among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul
New data reveals al-Qaida-linked groups among most active terrorist groups in the world
More plot participants, greater rate of attack success
Mohamed Nimer on the Americanization and Evolution of Islamism
Masculine honor ideology shapes responses to terrorism
Lone-actors fueled by grievance, personal crises, weapons use
Leading terrorism expert discusses mobilization of women into terrorist networks
Kruglanski Honored by Society of Experimental Social Psychology
Global Terrorism Database Data Files Now Available through Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center
Finding answers in social psychology
Far-right Violence in the United States: 1990-2010
Exciting Winter Courses Now Offered ONLINE
Elliott Participates in White House Conference on School Safety
Discussion Point: Should START Researchers Embrace the Brain?
Discussion Point: Is Aaron Alexis part of a larger phenomenon of lone-actor grievance-based violence?
Discussion Point: Insider Threat in the Aviation Industry
Discussion Point: From the Caucasus to Boston and Beyond
Database Spotlight: Update on Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the US
Computational Social Science: Understanding terrorist attacks on Twitter
CBRN terrorism by non-state actors
Audio Available from "Why Radicalize?" seminar with Jessica Stern
Applications Now Being Accepted from UMaryland Undergraduates for Terrorism Studies Minor Program
Another Look at Jujitsu Politics
A grassroots approach to tackling violent extremism
A closer look at the 2,600 terrorist attacks in US, 1970-2012
**START Releases 2010 Update to the Global Terrorism Database**
**Background Information: Far-Right Attacks on U.S. Law Enforcement **
Image Title Job Title Institution
Tyler Yates Tyler Yates

Researcher, Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

University of Maryland
Samuel D. Henkin

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Chapman University
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Operations Officer on International Finance Cooperation at the World Bank

Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Max Erdemandi

Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition

University of Maryland
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Kurt Braddock

Assistant Professor, American University

American University
Joshua Freilich


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

University of Maryland
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor and Director of the Terrorism Research Center, University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany

University at Albany, State University of New York
Elizabeth Yates

Radicalization and Disengagement (RaD) Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Devin Ellis

Researcher, ARLIS

University of Maryland
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Georgia State University
Anita Atwell Seate

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Affiliate Assistant Professor, START

University of Maryland
Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Analyst, Government Accountability Office


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