Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD), maintained by social scientists at the University of Maryland, is the most comprehensive and rigorous collection of structured information on terrorist attacks around the world. This webinar will explain the origins of the GTD, and draw on the recently published update to the GTD to provide an overview of global terrorism in 2017. Themes will include the geography of terrorism, weapons, tactics, and targeting patterns, and new developments regarding perpetrators of terrorist attacks in the United States and around the world.

About the host:
Dr. Erin Miller manages the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based at the University of Maryland. Dr. Miller earned a BA in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA and PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. She has been part of the GTD project team since 2004. Her role includes developing efficient and effective data collection strategies and producing accessible analysis that provides context for current events in terrorism and counterterrorism. In her capacity as GTD program manager she frequently consults with users of the database, including researchers, intelligence analysts, policy makers, journalists, and students. Dr. Miller is a co-principal investigator for the Statistical Annex Data Collection and Analysis for the U.S. State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism. She has served as principal investigator on several START research projects related to the GTD, including the Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) platform, the Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT-US) database, and the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks. Dr. Miller's research interests include using innovative statistical analysis to better understand patterns of decline among terrorist organizations and movements worldwide.

Our webinar series is a complimentary resource and program designed to provide value and educate our alumni regardless of their physical location. Our goal is to provide thought-provoking and valuable content of various subjects and interests that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Topics range from general professional and personal developmental ideas to more specialized, focused topics within specific industries.



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