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The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed at the University of Maryland, offers a course looking at the who, what and how of Terrorism Studies, by introducing students to cutting-edge research from the social and behavioral sciences and the experts investigating these topics. The course will begin with a unit looking at widely held myths about terrorism and utilizing empirical data to discuss the realities of broad trends and patterns in terrorist attacks over time. The course will then review the psychological factors at play in individual radicalization and recruitment into terrorism, followed by an analysis of terrorist group dynamics. The course will next look at terrorist group operations, including their attacks and some of the supporting behaviors that allow them to carry out attacks, including use of media, financing, recruitment, and training. The course will conclude by looking at the factors that drive terrorist group persistence or endurance versus terrorist group desistance, and will bring the varied course concepts together through a detailed look at the case of Al-Qa’ida. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to study and work with the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the largest database of terrorist incidents in the world, learning its capabilities and developing basic skills in searching and displaying terrorism data....
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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Week
1
Clock
25 minutes pour terminer

Introduction

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Reading
3 lectures
Reading3 lectures
START HERE5 min
Syllabus5 min
Participate in Course Surveys5 min
Week
2
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4 heures pour terminer

Module 1: How Do We Study Terrorism?

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Reading
13 vidéos (Total 137 min), 9 lectures, 1 quiz
Video13 vidéos
1.A: Kate Izsak (University of Maryland), "Introduction"5 min
1.B: Gary LaFree (University of Maryland), "Nine Myths About Terrorism Part 1"11 min
1.C: Gary LaFree (University of Maryland), "Nine Myths About Terrorism Part 2"14 min
1.D: Bill Braniff (University of Maryland), "Challenges of Studying Terrorism"5 min
1.E: Bill Braniff (University of Maryland), "Defining Terrorism & Key Concepts for this Course"19 min
1.F: Gary LaFree (University of Maryland), “Geographic Trends in the GTD Part 1”12 min
1.G: Gary LaFree (University of Maryland), “Geographic Trends in the GTD Part 2”15 min
NATO Guest Lecture: We asked Juliette: Have definitional issues surrounding terrorism ever affected NATO? If so, how?3 min
Institution for Economics Guest Lecture: We asked Daniel: What is the Global Terrorism Index and how did the GTD inform it?11 min
U.S. Department of State Guest Lecture: We asked Jason: How does the US State Department designate foreign terrorist organizations? How do definitional issues surrounding terrorism affect this process?5 min
GTD Demo Video6 min
Global Terrorism Index11 min
Reading9 lectures
Module 1 Introduction Reading: START HERE5 min
Discussion Forum Activity Explanation- READ BEFORE YOU BEGIN5 min
The Global Terrorism Database min
The Global Terrorism Index Main Page & 2014 Report min
"Discussion Point: Terrorism Studies is Not a Sub-Discipline" min
"Discussion Point: Black Swans and Burstiness- Countering Myths about Terrorism" min
START Provides 2013 State Department Statistical Annex min
GTD Codebook: Inclusion Criteria and Variables min
2009 and 2011 START Research Reviews min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 1: Introductory Quiz15 min
Week
3
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2 heures pour terminer

Module 2: Individual Radicalization

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 82 min), 12 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
2.B: Bill Braniff (University of Maryland), "Introduction to Radicalization"11 min
2.C: Bill Braniff (University of Maryland), "Ideology"12 min
2.D: Gary Lafree (University of Maryland), "PIRUS"23 min
2.E: Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland), "Radicalization and the Quest for Significance"18 min
NATO Guest Lecture: We asked Juliette: Individual radicalization is a key issue to understand when collaborating closely with foreign nationals and soldiers working in highly stressful and highly politicized environments. How does NATO deal with issues such as the insider threat?4 min
Department of Homeland Security Guest Lecture: We asked Susan: How can government agencies use research on radicalization, such as research done at START, to inform efforts to counter violent extremism?2 min
Life After Hate Guest Lecture: Angela King explains the work of Life After Hate. We asked Angela: How can community organizations use research on radicalization, such as the research done at START, to inform efforts to counter violent extremism?1 min
Reading12 lectures
Module 2 Introduction Reading: START HERE5 min
"Pathways Towards Radicalization" min
"Two Pyramid Model of Radicalization" min
"Sources of Terror" min
"Support for the Caliphate & Radical Mobilization" min
"An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action" min
"Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization" min
"Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings" min
"Characteristics of Violent Lone-Offenders: A Comparison of Assassins and School Attackers" min
"Community-Level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Methods Task Force" min
"Assessing the Effectiveness of Current De-Radicalization Initiatives and Identifying Implications for the Development of the U.S.-Based Initiatives in Multiple Settings" min
"Understanding Lone-actor Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis with Violent Hate Crimes and Group-based Terrorism" min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Individual Radicalization Quiz20 min
Week
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4 heures pour terminer

Module 3: Terrorist Group Dynamics

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 122 min), 12 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
3.B: Bill Braniff (University of Maryland), "Rational Actor Theory"10 min
3.C: Gary Lafree (University of Maryland), "Group Trends in the GTD"23 min
3.D: Bill Braniff (University of Maryland), "Organizational Capacity and Security of Terrorist Organizations"11 min
3.E: Gina Ligon (University of Nebraska, Omaha), "Leadership Characteristics of Terrorist Organizations"17 min
3.F: Victor Asal (SUNY), "Big, Allied and Dangerous: A Look at Terrorist Group Lethality"10 min
3.G: Amy Pate (University of Maryland), "Ethnopolitical Organizations in MENA and the Use of Violence"10 min
3.H: Jonathan Wilkenfeld (University of Maryland), "Myth and Reality in International Politics"18 min
Institute for Economics and Peace Guest Lecture: We asked Murray: How does IEP use GTD data to frame Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs as an element of peacebuilding?4 min
Reading12 lectures
Module 3 Introduction Reading: START HERE5 min
Discussion Activity: Discussion Forum Explanation: READ BEFORE YOU BEGIN5 min
"The Organization and Leadership of Violence" min
"BADD Project Factsheet" min
"Analysis of Factors Related to Hate Crime and Terrorism" min
"Understanding Lone-Actor Terrorism: a Comparative Analysis with Violent Hate Crimes and Group-Based Hate Terrorism" min
"The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America" min
"How Community Ties Influence Terrorist Targeting of Civilians" min
"The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Groups in the Middle East" min
"Database Spotlight: Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB)" min
"The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations" min
"Survival of the Fittest: Why Terrorist Groups Endure" min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 3 Quiz: Group Dynamics15 min

Enseignants

Dr. Gary LaFree

Director
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Bill Braniff

Executive Director
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Kate Izsak

Education Director
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Reponses to Terrorism

À propos de University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

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