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Current & Recent Research into Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy | Graduate Program Blogs
By School of Public Affairs American University's Master of Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy teaches content knowledge about terrorist groups and threats, as well as skills for evaluating these threats, all within a framework of policy creation and implementation. Joseph Young, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology and his graduate students are researching issues that may impact the fight on terrorism and policy related to U.S. homeland security. Some of these projects include exploring the efficacy of peace initiatives in other countries, interviewing U.S. citizens who go overseas to fight against ISIS on their own, and analyzing ISIS data for predictors of whether someone would prefer joining the cause as a fighter or as a suicide bomber. Efficacy of Strengthening Local Governments in Colombia Professor Young is part of a team working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAid) to evaluate whether a project to