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 (

"The Universal Enemy": Friday Seminar Series resumes December 3rd
The Center on Terrorism at John Jay College will host the final Friday Seminar for the fall semester on Friday, December 3rd from 3-5pm. We are pleased to welcome Darryl Li, who will present on his new book, The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity (Stanford University Press, 2020). Dr. Li is assistant professor of anthropology and associate member of the law school at the University of Chicago. He has participated in litigation arising from the "War on Terror" as party counsel, amicus, or expert witness, including in Guantánamo habeas, Alien Tort, material support, denaturalization, immigration detention, and asylum proceedings. He is a member of the New York and Illinois bars.
The seminar will be held via Zoom and is free and open to the public. Please register in advance by clicking here.
Best regards
Peter Romaniuk and Shuki Cohen