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 (

Chuck Strozier speaks at the Center on Terrorism; Friday 5/7 at 3pm

Please join us for our final seminar of the Spring 2021 semester. We are delighted to welcome back to the Friday Seminar Series Chuck Strozier, the Founding Director of the Center on Terrorism. The title of Chuck’s presentation is, “Plagues and Peoples, Disease and Violence.” Further information about Chuck is below. His presentation will draw upon his recent research, including his recent article with Robert Jay Lifton, published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in March this year.

The seminar will be held via Zoom on Friday, May 7th at 3pm (US ET). We ask that you register in advance (click here). Our seminars are free and open to the public; please feel free to share this announcement with colleagues and on social media.

As we conclude our seminar series for the Spring, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your participation. Look out for an email from us in August, announcing our schedule for the Fall semester.

Peter Romaniuk and Shuki Cohen

About Chuck Strozier

Charles B. Strozier is a Professor Emeritus of History, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. We was founding Director of the Center on Terrorism at John Jay and is a practicing psychoanalyst.  He was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize of the Gilder Lehrman Institute in 2017 and has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  His books include Revisiting Heinz Kohut (in progress and on contract with Oxford University Press).; The Miracle of Peace: Northern Ireland, John Alderdice, and the Role of Empathy in Politics (in progress); Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed (Columbia University Press, Spring, 2016); Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses (Columbia University Press, 2011); Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, April, 2001, paperback from Other Press in the spring of 2004 and now translated into Italian, Japanese, and Hebrew); Lincoln’s Quest for Union: A Psychological Portrait, revised edition (Paul Dry Books, February, 2001; first published as Lincoln’s Quest for Union:  Public and Private Meanings, Basic Books, 1982); and (with Terman, Jones, and Boyd), eds., The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspective on Religion, Violence, and History (Oxford University Press, 2010).