Past Seminars

 Fall 2013 Schedule

September 20 – “State Terrorism and the Dynamics of Political Violence” with Martin Miller, professor of History at Duke University and author of The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence.  Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

October 11 – “Prison Radicalization in America Since 9/11″ with Mark Hamm, professor, leading scholar of prison radicalization and recruitment and author of The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat, and Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Terrorism. Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

October 25 - “The Tsarnaev Brothers: What We Know So Far” with Jessica Stern, renounced research and author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

November 8“The Hunt For Bin Laden” with Peter Bergen, national security analyst for CNN, director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation, and author of Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbottabad. Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

December 13 –  “The Psychology of Drone Warfare: A Cautionary Tale” with Robert Jay Lifton, Distinguished Professor at John Jay College, researcher and prolific author including The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide and memoir, Witness to an Extreme Century. Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

Spring 2013 Schedule

February 15“Has fear of terrorism robbed America of its soul?” with Robert C. Gottlieb, Esq., Managing Partner of Gottlieb & Gordon and former defense attorney for Adis Medunjanin Time: 3-5p Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

March 1 – “Engendering Counter-Terrorism: Gender and Human Rights Perspectives on National Security” with Jayne Huckerby, recent co-editor of the Routledge volume, Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

March 22 – “The Politics of Israel, Terrorism, and Pathways to Peace” with Carlo Strenger, philosopher, existential psychoanalyst and public intellectual; Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University Time: 3-5 pm Location:John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street – Room 9.64

April 5“Radicalization: The Journey of a Concept” with Arun Kundnani, writer, researcher, currently teaching at John Jay College and author of several books including Spooked! How Not to Prevent Violent Extremism (2009)    Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

April 19 “Dominant violent non-state groups in a competitive environment: Insights from the Israeli and Palestinian experience” with Barak Mendelsohn, Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College Time: 3-5 pm Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

 

FALL 2012 Schedule

September 21 – “Nuclear terrorism and the dynamics of contemporary violence with Brian Jenkins, senior adviser to the president at the RAND Corporation.
Time: 3-5pm
Location:  L2-84, New Building, 524 W 59th Street

October 5 –“Police legitimacy and its threats: International terrorism, illegal immigration and cyber crime“ with Ian Warwick Blair, Baron Blair of Boughton, QPM, a retired British policeman who held the position of commissioner of police of the metropolis from 2005 to 2008 and was the highest-ranking officer within the Metropolitan Police Service.
Time: 2-4pm
Location: John Jay College, New Building, 524 W 59th Street – Room L-63

October 12 – “The Koranic basis of jihad and war” with Sohail Hashmi, Professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke.  Sohail Hashmi’s work straddles Western and Islamic moral and political philosophy.
Time: 3-5pm
Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

October 26 – “Wrong turn: America’s deadly embrace with counterinsurgency with Col. Gian P. Gentile, US Army Officer and Professor of History at the US Military Academy.
Time: 3-5pm
Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

November 9 – “The health consequences of the ‘War on Terror’: An agenda for the future” with Victor W. Sidel, M.D., Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
Time: 3-5pm
Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

November 30 – “Prevention strategies against crime and terrorism: Practice and prospects” with David Kennedy, Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, John Jay College, and Naureen Chaudhury Fink, Senior Analyst, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, New York City, and as Chair, Peter Romaniuk, Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Center on Terrorism, John Jay College.
Time: 3-5pm
Location: John Jay College, Haaren Hall, 899 10th Avenue – Room 630

 

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