Expert in psychology of terrorism to speak on the issue

Martha Crenshaw, a nationally recognized expert in the psychology of terrorism, will discuss the issue at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave. Crenshaw is the John E. Andrus Professor of Government at Wesleyan University, where she has taught international politics and foreign policy since 1974. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the United States Institutes of Peace. Crenshaw’s current research focuses on U.S. response to international terrorism since 1968.

Crenshaw is the author of several books on terrorism; the co-editor, with John Pimlott, of the International Encyclopedia of Terrorism (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997) and the editor of Terrorism in Context (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995), an interdisciplinary investigation of terrorism from the 19th century to the present.

The public is invited to attend the event free of charge.

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