The scope of terrorist attacks launched in the US post-September 11, the growing use of unconventional weapons, and the spread of a radical-Islamic network of terrorism have transformed the once localized threat of terrorism into an international problem.
By intentionally targeting civilians while exploiting the freedom embedded in liberal-democratic values, terrorism presents a difficult and complicated challenge to decision makers and counter-terrorism experts. The Terrorism and Homeland Security Track introduces students to the challenges and dilemmas in countering terrorism.
Studies in this track cover, among others, the Israeli experience in countering terrorism, the nexus between failed states, terrorism and political development, the internationalization of modern terrorism and groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah, the History of Modern Terrorism, and Law and Terrorism.
Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy