Center on Terrorism

Center on Terrorism

The Friday Seminar Series at the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College 

Malcolm X Blvd and W116th St:
At the Intersection(s) of Blackness(es), Islam(s) and the NYPD's National Security Project 

Ibrahim Bechrouri
(French Institute for Geopolitics and John Jay College)

 

Friday, November 22nd
3-5pm
Room 630, Haaren Hall on the John Jay campus (899 Tenth Ave)

Ibrahim Bechrouri is a Ph.D. candidate at the French Institute of Geopolitics, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College (CUNY). As a Fulbright grantee and visiting scholar at Columbia University, Ibrahim led field research on the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) counterterrorism policies, their effects on communities and the ways said communities have resisted policies perceived as unfair. Currently, Ibrahim completing his PhD dissertation, entitled "Geopolitical approach of Counter-terrorism strategies of the New York Police Department: a multi-scalar analysis". 

His research interests include Terrorism Studies, Surveillance Studies, Colonialism and Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Geopolitics. Ibrahim is regularly invited to share his expertise on the effects of counterterrorism policies by such organizations as the Open Society Foundation (OSF), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the European Institute of the Mediterranean and the European (IEMed) and Network Against Racism (ENAR). He has also shared his work at a number of universities including University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, Université du Québec à Montréal and Sciences Po Paris.

 

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 are currently updating our website and invite you to visit again in upcoming weeks. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce the schedule for our Friday Seminar Series in Fall 2019, as follows:

  • 9/20: James J. Forest (University of Massachusetts at Lowell), "Crime-Terror Interaction in Sub-Saharan Africa";
     
  • 10/25: Julie Chernov Hwang (Goucher College), "Why Terrorists Quit: The Disengagement of Indonesian Jihadists";
     
  • 11/8: Ahmad Mohibi (Rise to Peace), "How Civil Society Can Help Prevent Violence and Extremism,” and;
     
  • 11/22: Ibrahim Bechrouri (French Institute for Geopolitics and John Jay College), "Malcolm X Blvd and W116th St: At the Intersection(s) of Blackness(es), Islam(s) and the NYPD's National Security Project."

 

All seminars will be held from 3-5pm in rm.630 of Haaren Hall on the John Jay campus (899 Tenth Ave). Our seminars are free and open to the public so please feel free to share this announcement with friend and colleagues, and to post to social media.

Best regards

Profs. Peter Romaniuk and Shuki Cohen 
terrorism@jjay.cuny.edu