Tuesday, September, 12, 2017

“Inside Terrorism, 3rd Edition”: Book Talk with Dr. Bruce Hoffman Georgetown Univ.

“Inside Terrorism, 3rd Edition”: Book Talk and Reception with Dr. Bruce Hoffman

Join the Center for Security Studies for a special event featuring the latest publication by director and core faculty member Bruce Hoffman—moderated by best-selling author and CNN analyst Peter Bergen, author of The United States of Jihad, Manhunt, and Holy War, Inc., among other books.

During the first part of the evening, Mr. Bergen will engage Dr. Hoffman in discussion about terrorism’s evolution from when the first edition of Inside Terrorism was published in 1998 until today. The majority of the program, however, will be devoted to question and answer and audience discussion. Light refreshments will be provided for all attendees before and after the event.

RSVP to reserve your spot!
Inside Terrorism: Book Talk and Reception with Dr. Bruce Hoffman
Tuesday, September 12
7:00 – 9:00 PM*
Bioethics Research Library
Healy Hall, 1st Floor

*Students with class until 7:30 are welcome to join us for the latter portion of the talk.

About the Book

Inside Terrorism has remained the seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. The revised edition of this classic book maps terrorism’s historical trajectory from its ancient origins through the 19th and 20th Centuries to the rise of ISIS and stubborn resilience of al Qaeda. It specifically explores the remarkably consistent demographic background of terrorists throughout the ages; the reasons behind the continued salience of suicide terrorism as a fixture of contemporary political violence; terrorism as an historically pernicious form of violent communication, continuing today with the exploitation of new communications media and social networking technologies; the global radicalization and foreign fighter phenomena; and potential future trends, including the repercussions of a post-caliphate ISIS and the potential resurgence of al Qaeda. Closer to home, Inside Terrorism also examines the resurgence in the United States of violent, anti-government militants, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and opponents of legalized abortion.

About the Author

Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for over four decades. He is a tenured professor in Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he is also the Director of both the Center for Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program. In addition, Professor Hoffman is visiting Professor of Terrorism Studies at St Andrews University, Scotland and has decades of experience in a variety of advisory roles. Professor Hoffman’s other books include the prize-winning Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (2015) and The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden’s Death (2014).