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September 11th


September 11th

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2001 to October, 2022
Measuring Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels Barnett S. Koven July, 2019 to July, 2020
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller January, 2019 to January, 2020
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Quantitative Index of the Public Health Impacts of Terrorism Fran Norris June, 2008 to October, 2011
National Household Survey Dennis Mileti, Linda Bourque July, 2005 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
A Welcome Antidote November 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Op-ed
Adolescents Discuss their Reactions to the September 11 Attacks January 2006 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Al Qaeda's Post-9/11 Evolution: An Assessment November 2011 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Book Chapter
American Jihadi Terrorism: A Comparison of Homicides and Unsuccessful Plots November 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Black Swans and Burstiness -- Countering Myths about Terrorism December 2012 LaFree, Gary Discussion Point
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting against Dangerous Entrants November 2012 LaFree, Gary; Smarick, Kathleen START Reports
Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares (Eds.): The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death September 2015 Moghadam, Assaf Book Review
Community and Ecological Approaches to Understanding and Alleviating Postdisaster Distress September 2006 Norris, Fran Book Chapter
Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Chronicle of a War Foretold July 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Book Review
Focus Groups with Children After the World Trade Center Attacks January 2007 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
How Has Criminology Contributed to the Study of Terrorism since 9/11? September 2015 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
In the Shadow of 9/11: How the Study of Political Extremism Has Reshaped Criminology December 2021 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond July 2013 Dahl, Erik Book
Introducing the Special Issue on New Directions in Terrorism Research May 2015 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Living in America as a Muslim after 9/11: Poll Trends 2001‐2007 August 2009 McCauley, Clark START Reports
Looking for Resilience: Understanding the Longitudinal Trajectories of Responses to Stress June 2009 Norris, Fran Journal Article
Marvel’s Civil War: An Allegory of September 11 in the American Civil War Framework January 2013 Erdemandi, Max Journal Article
Media Contact and Posttraumatic Stress in Employees of New York City Area Businesses after the September 11 Attacks September 2020 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism November 2006 Freilich, Joshua Book
One Cheer for Classical Realism, or Toward a Power Politics of Religion March 2014 Henne, Peter Book Chapter
P-Flash: Development of an Empirically-based Post-9-11 Disaster Mental Health Training Program January 2008 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Prosecuting Terrorism: Challenges in the Post-9/11 World September 2015 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Journal Article
Psychological Issues in Understanding Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism September 2006 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Terrorism Preparedness and Exposure Reduction since 9/11: The Status of Public Readiness in the United States January 2011 Mileti, Dennis; Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Testing a Rational Choice Model of Airline Hijackings November 2005 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The Business of Healing: Focus Group Discussions of Readjustment to the Post-9/11 Work Environment Among Workers of Affected Agencies July 2010 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
The Debate over "New" vs. "Old" Terrorism August 2007 Crenshaw, Martha Conference Paper
The Last Good Chance: A Reassessment of U.S. Operations at Tora Bora October 2008 Krause, Peter Journal Article
The Psychology of Terrorism October 2001 McCauley, Clark Op-ed
Towards Global Jihadism: Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 June 2012 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Journal Article
Transnational Terrorism October 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book
U.S. Muslims after 9/11: Poll Trends 2001-2007 September 2009 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Understanding the ‘War on Terrorism’: Responses to 11 September 2001 January 2006 Wilson, Margaret Journal Article
War Versus Justice in Response to Terrorist Attacks September 2006 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
9/11: 20 years later
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START Symposium showcases impactful research, datasets
Discussion Point: The Dog that Doesn't Bark
Discussion Point: Black Swans and Burstiness—Countering Myths about Terrorism
New report: Social media use during disasters
Study shows hate crimes more likely to occur after terrorist attacks
Researcher Spotlight: Michele Gelfand
Database Spotlight: Police Response to Terrorism - Lessons from the Israeli Police
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
Researcher Spotlight: Dennis Mileti and the sociology of disaster
START director addresses common myths of terrorism
New journal is a resource for Global Terrorism Research
Discussion Point: Introducing 'Political Resilience'
LaFree speaks at National Institute of Justice conference
START Intern Profiles: July
Researcher spotlight: Anthony Lemieux
Al-Qaida's fatal terrorism under Osama bin Laden
Working with al-Qaeda Documents: An Analyst's View before 9/11
START researcher participates in homeland security panel
Terrorism studies program takes students to tour the Pentagon
Violent extremism in the U.S.
Prevention and Protection in an Age of Terror
START Director LaFree to Moderate Discussion with Secretary Napolitano and Governor O'Malley
START Assesses Impact of 9/11
START Director Gary LaFree Comments on Terrorism Research Before and After 9/11
START Researchers Featured in Journal of Homeland Security
START releases new data collections
START Response to Death of bin Laden
START Announces 2010-2011 Terrorism Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Program Participants
Mileti Contributes to Final Report on WTC Attack
DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Charles E. McQueary, speaks to START
START to Mark Official Launch of Offices with Public Remarks
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Partners with Maryland Leadership Institute
Secretary Ridge announces creation of terrorism center
Image Title Job Title Institution
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Ralph Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology 

The Ohio State University
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw

Researcher, Political Science/International Relations

Stanford University
Max Erdemandi

Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition

University of Maryland
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Department Chair, START Director

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

Research Advisory Board, RESOLVE Network

Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

International Advisory Board, Hedayah Center

University of Maryland
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