Center on Terrorism

Center on Terrorism

Welcome to the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College lost 67 students and alumni as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The Center on Terrorism at John Jay College was founded in the wake of those attacks and remains the only university-based entity devoted to terrorism research and education in the New York City area. Center researchers have published a range of books, article, chapters and reports covering different aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism, from an interdisciplinary and policy-relevant perspective. The Center hosts the Friday Seminar Series which brings to the John Jay campus leading researchers and practitioners active in the field. The series is linked to John Jay’s Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies which offers a distinctive graduate-level program of study for those seeking to enhance their credentials and better understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Profs. Peter Romaniuk and Shuki Cohen (

Fall 2021 events at the Center on Terrorism
We are pleased to announce our schedule of events for the Fall 2021 semester.
On Thursday, September 9th (9.30am-noon), we will host a symposium, “9/11 After 20 Years: Causes, Consequences and Enduring Challenges.” The symposium will explore the origins and impacts of 9/11. In plenary and break-out sessions, expert panelists will address themes of survivorship, the evolving politics of extremism, and the effectiveness and sustainability of counterterrorism responses.
To register for the symposium, click here.
The flyer for the symposium is available here.
The schedule for the symposium and information about the panelists is available here.
We will host Friday seminars on the following dates (3-5pm, all via Zoom, further details forthcoming):
  • Friday, October 1st: Stig Jarle Hansen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
  • Friday, November 5th: Erin Saltman (Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, GIFCT)
  • Friday, December 3rd: Darryl Li (University of Chicago).
All of our events are free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!
Best regards
Peter Romaniuk and Shuki Cohen