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 Center on Terrorism Friday Seminar Series Continues on March 12th
Our next event in our Spring 2021 seminar series on Friday, March 12th from 3-5pm. We are pleased to welcome Seamus Hughes, who will speak on, "Homegrown: ISIS in America." The talk will draw upon his recent book (with Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens) of the same name. Hughes is the Deputy Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. He is an expert on terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, and countering violent extremism. Hughes previously worked at the National Counterterrorism Center and the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. 
Remember that our seminars are free and open to the public and are being conducted over Zoom this semester. We ask that you register in advance for the March 12th seminar.
The schedule for our remaining seminars this semester is as follows:
On Friday, April 9, Jason Blazakis (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) will present his ongoing reseach on QAnon, conspriacy theories and disinformation.
On Friday, April 23, Fabien Carrié (Paris-Est Créteil University) and Laurent Bonelli (Paris Nanterre University) will join us for a discussion of extremism and counter-extremism in France.
On Friday, May 7, Chuck Strozier (Founding Director of the Center and Professor Emeritus of History at John Jay and the CUNY Graduate Center) will present on, "Plagues and Peoples, Disease and Violence."