The Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, founded in the wake of 9/11, seeks to reflect on terrorism in ways that are appropriate for a university but tries to make that knowledge serve useful public purposes.

One of our signature features for the last 12 years has been an extraordinary series of seminars, the ARTIS Seminar Series on Political Violence (formerly Friday Seminar Series), that are free and open to the public but also integrated into the curriculum of the incredibly popular Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies granted through the Center. The seminars, usually five each semester, are on Friday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00. Over the years we have been privileged to have most of the leading figures in the field speak at a seminar. The seminar schedule from this past spring semester is available, as well as a list of previous guests we have hosted, providing information on some of the renowned speakers we have featured and the topics they have covered. The lecturers come from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, and the Center is delighted to share their expertise with the John Jay community and general public.

The Center is also very proud have launched the brand new ONLINE Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies, allowing students and professors living and working around the world to participate in our program and further our mission to educate towards a practical end.


Current CRJ 772 students, please click here for detailed information and clarification on the format this semester.