“Providing a context for the study of modern terrorism”


The Terrorism Studies Program at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is housed in the Office of Global Perspectives Office and International Initiatives (GPII). An original area of interest for GPII, it was launched in November 2001, with a dedication to public education, evaluation and research about terrorism/counter-terrorism issues, trends and policies. To serve those goals, the program sponsors or co-sponsors public discussions featuring top speakers, panels and other presentations, encourages scholarship and research, and works with partners worldwide in a virtual network. Concerns about whether the counter-terrorism polices of the United States and its allies were sufficient to meet global needs inspired the program to take the lead in 2005 to organize an international gathering of specialists in Orlando. Meeting under the auspices of UCF, the group participated in a three-day working conference that produced a signature, globally distributed white paper, “A Global Assessment of Terrorism: Perspectives from Current and Future Leaders on Policy, Doctrine and Operational Implications,” published on September 11, 2006.


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Terrorism Studies Minor

Click here to view the requirements for the Terrorism Studies minor at UCF.