Global Policy Perspectives Symposium

Date & time

Jan 27, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall

Terrorism is an inherently social phenomenon. While it is commonly assumed that terrorists kill and die for a cause, they are motivated and strengthened by social connections. This colloquium brings together researchers in this area to discuss terrorism's root causes in the interpersonal relationships between terrorists, competition between terrorist groups within societies, and strategic alliances between organizations.

Note as of 10:00am 1/27: Erica Chenoweth and Michael Horowitz will be unable to join us due to inclement weather on the East Coast. Professor Bob Axelrod will speak on the panel in their place.

Scott Atran

National Center for Scientific Research, France; University of Michigan; John Jay College, New York City

Robert Axelrod
Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, University of Michigan; Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Philip B. K. Potter
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Sponsored by the International Policy Center, the International Policy Students Association, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.