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Dr. John Horgan

Dr. John Horgan

Dr. John Horgan is Professor of Security Studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies of the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he is also Director of the Center for Terrorism & Security Studies. An applied psychologist by training, his research focuses on terrorist behavior. His books include The Psychology of Terrorism, Walking Away from Terrorism, Leaving Terrorism Behind, and Terrorism Studies: A Reader. He is Editor of the journal Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, and sits on the Editorial Boards of several further journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Journal of Strategic Security.

John is also a member of the Research Working Group of the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. He has previously held positions at Penn State University (as Director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism from 2007-2013), the University of St. Andrews, UK, and University College, Cork, Ireland. His research has been featured in such venues as The New York Times, Nature, Scientific American, CNN, Rolling Stone Magazine, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.




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