The Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) in a Nutshell

With 16 research institutions and more than 120 individual scholars from more than 30 countries in its ranks, the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) constitutes one of the largest research consortia in the field of Terrorism Studies. Founded in 2007, TRI’s mission is to enhance security through collaborative research. It does so by facilitating cooperative efforts among scholars from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds. The Initiative brings together individual and institutional research efforts, enabling knowledge accumulation in order to suggest policy-relevant courses of action on security issues related to terrorism.

Leadership and Staff

TRI Leadership

Alex P. Schmid, TRI Director

Edwin Bakker, TRI Director

Robert Wesley, TRI Director and President

TRI’s Editorial Team of Perspectives on Terrorism

Alex P. Schmid, Editor-in-Chief

James J. F. Forest, Co-Editor

Christine Boelema Robertus, Associate IT Editor

Joshua Sinai, Book Reviews Editor

Judith Tinnes, Associate Editor

Tore Bjørgo, Associate Editor

Greg Miller, Associate Editor,

John Morrison, Associate Editor

Bart Schuurman, Associate Editor

Rashmi Singh, Associate Editor

Aaron Zelin, Associate Editor

Ryan Scrivens, Associate Editor

Reinier Bergema, Assistant Editor

Berto Jongman, Assistant Editor

Jodi Pomeroy, Editorial Assistant

TRI International Advisory Board

Adam Dolnik is a Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Javier Jordán is a Professor at the Universidad de Granada, Spain.

Gary LaFree is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Maryland and the Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

David Rapoport is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UCLA, a Mellon Foundation Emeritus Fellow, Founding and Co-Editor of the journal Terrorism and Political Violence.

Marc Sageman is a Consultant on transnational terrorism with various governmental agencies and foreign governments and the author of Understanding Terror Networks and Leaderless Jihad.

Michael Scheuer served in the CIA for 22 years where he was the Chief of the bin Laden Unit at the Counterterrorist Center from 1996 to 1999.

Yoram Schweitzer is a Researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies and Lecturer at Tel Aviv University.

Michael S. Stohl is Professor of Communication at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Jeff Victoroff is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

Peter Waldmann is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and a long time member of the Advisory Board of the German Ministry of Development.

Leonard Weinberg is Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada.