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An examination of suicide attacks in the United States: Comparing Al Qaeda and affiliated movements
Start Date: 10/31/2014Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 10/31/2014End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:

Center on Terrorism Friday Seminar Series:
An examination of suicide attacks in the United States: Comparing Al Qaeda and affiliated movements and far-right suicide and non-suicide incidents and perpetrators with Josh Freilich

When: October 31, 2014
Time: 3 -5 PM
Location: John Jay College, New Building,
L2.84


Josh Freilich is a Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College.  His work in recent years has focused on extremism in America, research that connects as well with his interest in “lone wolf” terrorist actors.  He is both the creator and co-director of the United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) study, which is an open source relational database of violent and financial crimes committed by far-right actors, Al Qaeda –inspired related movements, and environmental and animal rights extremists in the United States. 

Professor Freilich was the former head of the Criminal Justice Ph.D. program at John Jay College.  He is a member of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Center of Excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he serves on the Executive Committee and is a member of the Global Terrorism Database Advisory Board. His research interests include terrorism, countering violent extremism, Al-Qaeda affiliated movements, psychology and the law regarding terrorism studies, as well as environmental criminology.  He possesses both a M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Albany as well as a J.D from Brooklyn Law School. 


Contact Information:
Phone: 212-237-8433
Email: Terrorism@jjay.cuny.edu

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