Terrorism expert and author John Horgan to visit SIA

Professor John Horgan of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism will visit the School of International Affairs on January 26 to speak about his research on the future of terrorism. His presentation will be shared via live webcast and simulcast to Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa.

“Terrorism has existed for centuries but only recently have we been able to study and quantify it. Professor Horgan's talk will be of tremendous value to tomorrow's diplomats and decision makers,” said Amb (Ret.) Dennis Jett of the School of International Affairs, who organized the event. Professor Horgan's talk is part of a graduate-level Colloquium on Global Affairs.

Professor Horgan is an associate professor of psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State and author of more than 60 publications. His books include "The Psychology of Terrorism" (2005), "The Future of Terrorism" (1999, with Max Taylor), "Walking Away from Terrorism: Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements" (2009) and the forthcoming "Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists" (with Oxford University Press). He is a member of multiple editorial boards and the Research Advisory Board of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC). He holds a doctorate and bachelor of arts degree in applied psychology from University College, Cork, in Ireland.

The public is welcome to attend this free event, which will begin at 11:15 in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz Building and be simulcast to Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa.