New Book: Constructions of Terrorism

The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies is excited to announce publication of a new book: Constructions of Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research and Policy. Published by the University of California Press, this book is a product of the Constructions of Terrorism research agreement between the Orfalea Center and TRENDS Research & Advisory. Discussions about […]

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Constructions of Terrorism: Reconciling Human Rights, Human Security in Countering Terrorism

6-7 December 2016, ICSR, King’s College, London Organized by TRENDS Research & Advisory, International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR), King’s College, and the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Overview In the Constructions of Terrorism project, we have explored key issues in understanding terrorism. […]

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Constructions of Terrorism: Confronting the Challenges to Global Security Created by Daesh/Islamic State

What is the so-called Islamic State (also known as ISIS/ISIL, Daesh)?  What threat does it pose to global security?  Should we even consider it to be a threat?  What will be left behind after it someday goes away?  These questions and more were tackled by a group of scholars, practitioners and journalists at the Stimson […]

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Constructions of Terrorism Conference Concludes

FROM THE UCSB CURRENT [click here to read original source]: With the carnage in Paris and San Bernardino still fresh, terrorism seems inescapable these days. For all the attention it receives, however, the study of terrorism — even its definition — is still evolving. In what promises to be a significant contribution to the field, […]

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Orfalea Center and TRENDS Research and Advisory Partnership

The Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and TRENDS Research and Advisory are cooperating on a research project which seeks to understand and explain how we construct our understandings of terrorism and extremism. The purpose of this project is to explore how states and societies construct categories of terrorism and extremism. This research will further contribute to […]

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