Second-year PhD student, Michael Becker, was just published by the prestigious Lawfare Institute. You can read his article, entitled, The Foreign Policy Essay: Wolves Who Are Lonely, about lone wolf terrorist actors on the Lawfare blog.
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“A diminished role for school committees”
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An article on education reform for CommonWealth Magazine, by: John Portz
“Home on leave: An Israeli Shabbat scene” is an op-ed piece written by Professor Bill Miles that was recently published by The Jerusalem Post.
Professor Nick Beauchamp appeared on WGBH’s program Great Boston to discuss voter turnout in the 2014 Mid-term elections, particularly the Voter Report Cards, that have been shown to boost turnout through peer pressure.
Second year PhD student Michael Becker has just published his article “Explaining Lone Wolf Target Selection in the United States” in the journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Volume 37, Issue 11, 2014. Becker states in the article abstract, “The rise in lone wolf terrorist attacks worldwide in recent decades makes understanding the types of targets lone wolves choose a crucial locus of research, yet this topic remains understudied. In light of this lacuna, this article analyzes 84 lone wolf terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States between 1940 and 2012, identifies patterns in lone wolf target selection, and proposes and tests causal explanations for these patterns. I find that (1) a majority of lone wolves select civilian targets in familiar areas and (2) this is due to their relative weakness and their ideology.” You can read the full article here.
Veteran journalist and Slate columnist Fred Kaplan served as the keynote speaker Tuesday afternoon for the most recent installment of Northeastern’s Controversial Issues in Security Studies series. You can read more about that event here. Photo by Matthew Modoono.
(Image: Flickr/Israel Defense Forces/CC by-nc 2.0) Another Northeastern Political Scientist is published in The National Interest. This time one of our newest faculty members, Dov Waxman writes, “A Cease-fire or Quagmire in Gaza?” A very timely and controversial issue, but one that Waxman knows intimately. You can read the article here.
Professor Dov Waxman was featured in The Atlantic, highlighting the professional way in which he handles bias in the classroom when teaching about the Middle East. You can see the full article here.
Prof. Garcia had her OpEd on the Arms Trade Treaty published in the Academic Council of the United Nations. The Treaty just reached over 50 required ratifications for entry into force! It is the fastest arms regulation treaty to get into force. I explain why and what is stake and what lies ahead, difficulties and…
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