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Dr. Max Abrahms

Terrorism & counterterrorism expert
Country: USA

A professor of political science at Northeastern University, Dr. Max Abrahms’ research focuses on the consequences of terrorism, its motives, and the implications for counterterrorism strategy. He is a frequent terrorism analyst for major media outlets and has established himself as one of the world’s most influential terrorism and counterterrorism experts.

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Dr. Max Abrahms is one of the world’s leading experts on the subject of terrorism. A professor of political science at Northeastern University, his terrorism research is among the most cited and assigned worldwide. He is a frequent analyst in the media, especially concerning the consequences of terrorism, its motives, and the implications for counterterrorism strategy. He comments daily on all aspects of terrorism and counterterrorism for major media outlets such as the Atlantic, Associated Press, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNN International, Newsweek, New York Times, Voice of America, and the Washington Post.

Dr. Max Abrahms is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and a board member at the Human Security Centre in London, the Center for the Study of Terrorism in Rome, and on the journal Terrorism and Political Violence.

Abrahms has been awarded fellowships and financial backing from the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Empirical Studies of Conflict project at Princeton University and Stanford University, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, The economics department at Bar Ilan University, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University.

Abrahms presents his terrorism research to academic audiences throughout the world in prestigious institutions like Harvard, Stanford and St. Andrews, and at venues such as MENSA, TED-X Hollywood, the National Counterterrorism Center, and international conferences sponsored by foreign governments. He has a forthcoming book with Oxford University Press about why the conventional wisdom on terrorism is wrong. Twitter officially ranks Dr. Max Abrahms as the #1 most influential analyst in the category of terrorism.

    The State of Islamic State: Making Sense of Today’s Terrorism Threat

    Americans view terrorism as the biggest threat in the world according to the latest polls. Television talking heads discuss terrorism around the clock, but none of them know the subject like Professor Max Abrahms, who employs actual research to break down the threat. As one of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism, Abrahms will sort through the hysteria by dissecting the terrorism threat with the most-cutting edge research. After listening to him, you will finally get answers to these timely questions and many more:

    ·         How dangerous is terrorism today?

    ·         How has the terrorism threat changed over time?

    ·         What can we expect terrorists to do in the future?

    ·         What do the terrorists want?

    ·         How will governments respond to terrorism?

    ·         How should governments respond to terrorism?

    ·         Do drone strikes work?

    ·         How smart are terrorists?

    ·         How do terrorists use social media?

    ·         What is the best way to defeat the terrorists?

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