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The Changing Threat Landscape of Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Implications for Research and Policy

An NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar
Event Dates
Event Duration
90 minutes

This panel will provide an overview of the current terrorist threat landscape, how it has changed in the last five to ten years, and strategies to best address this threat at the local and national levels. Emphasis will be placed on how several key events in 2021 have shaped the way we think about research and policy in the fields of radicalization and extremism. Panelists will provide data on fluctuations of the most imminent terrorist threats posed to the U.S. over the last 10 years, why and how possible changes to the threat landscape have taken place, and ways in which the current terrorist threat should be combatted.

The National Institute of Justice’s “Research for the Real World” seminar series features research that is changing our thinking about policies and practices.


Matthew Levitt, Ph.D., Director, Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism & Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (Moderator)

William Braniff, Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland

Hazel Atuel, Ph.D. and Carl Castro, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Pete Simi, Ph.D., Chapman University

Haroro Ingram, Ph.D., The George Washington University Program on Extremism

Date Created: November 29, 2021