Event: Workshop on Terrorism Analysis

In July, Charles P. Blair, FAS’s Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats, will be hosting an in-depth workshop at George Mason University titled Terrorism Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies and Tools.

Learn the Trade Craft of Terrorism AnalysisThis non-credit course introduces participants to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the study of terrorism. Over two days, participants are provided with an in-depth understanding of cutting edge and highly effective single and multi-methodological tools and techniques. Ultimately, participants learn how to create and utilize analytical tools applicable to the current and emerging needs of professionals and academics with responsibilities for preventing, preparing for, responding to, or predicting terrorism. The course includes, but is not limited to:

Introduction to Terrorism Databases: How to substantively utilize a variety of open-source data sets

Identifying the Adversary: Past, Extant, and Emerging Terrorist Behaviors: Participants learn how to use these databases to determine which factors influence and determine terrorist behavior and how to structure and assess the interplay between a variety of factors.

Models and Frameworks: The relationship between terrorist group factors and attack modalities

Red Teaming: Explore the influence of salient group factors, learning to utilize and create profiles of terrorist groups– for example, ideological constraints and freedoms, external group factors, decision-making factors, operational goals, and attack modalities.

Date: July 25 – 26, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Fairfax, VA

1 Continuing Ed Units awarded

If you are interested, please sign up as soon as possible. For more information or to register online, visit the course’s page. Direct any questions about the course to Charles P. Blair at cblair@fas.org.

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