Search for a new CTSS Director

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UMass Lowell has recently posted online a job ad (copied below) to hire a Professor (or Associate Professor) and Director of our Center for Terrorism and Security Studies.

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PT Special Issue on the Islamic State

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The Center’s internationally peer-reviewed scholarly journal has published a special issue on the Islamic State.

Now in its ninth year, Perspectives on Terrorism has over 5,200 regular subscribers and many more occasional readers and visitors worldwide. The Articles of its six annual issues are fully peer-reviewed by external referees while its Policy Briefs and other content are subject to internal editorial quality control.

This special double issue is devoted entirely to the so-called Islamic State (IS), presenting 14 research articles on various aspects of the organization, in addition to an extensive, specially compiled bibliography on IS. The articles are products of a conference on IS held in Oslo on 11-12 June 2015. The conference was organized by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it brought together leading specialists on IS, jihadism, and civil war along with senior policymakers and government analysts from several countries.

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West Point Student Conference on Terrorism

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Call for Papers: The 4th Cadet/Student Conference on Terrorism, Insurgency, & Asymmetric Conflicts | Combating Terrorism Center at West Point


August 13, 2015

The Combating Terrorism Center’s (CTC) fourth cadet/student conference on Terrorism, Insurgency, and Asymmetric Conflicts will be held at West Point, New York, on April 5-6, 2016. The conference provides a high-level forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present research focusing on the characteristics, causes, and implications of terrorism and insurgency, as well as on broader issues related to asymmetric conflicts. The audience and discussants will consist of CTC/West Point faculty and prominent experts in the field.

The CTC will cover travel and lodging costs. In addition, selected high quality papers will be considered for publication as part of a special report of the CTC.

Students interested in participating in the conference are invited to submit formal proposals via email to Dr. Arie Perliger at

A proposal should include the paper title, abstract or tentative manuscript, and brief biographical information.

CTSS in the Media

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Faculty in the CTSS are often asked to provide commentary and insight for news stories about security and terrorism-related events. Our primary point of contact for these activities is Nancy Cicco, Assistant Director of Media Relations, Office of University Relations, (978) 934-4944  [ ]

Here are some examples:

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