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Max Abrahms Speaker

Max Abrahms

Massachusetts, USA

Leading expert on the subject of terrorism

Senior Fellow, George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

Ranked on Twitter as the #1 “most influential” analyst in the category of terrorism

Dr. Max Abrahms is among the world’s leading experts on the subject of terrorism. Currently, he is a professor of political science at Northeastern University, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and a board member at the Human Security Centre in London, the Center for the Study of Terrorism in Rome, and on the journal “Terrorism and Political Violence.”

His terrorism research is among the most cited and assigned around the world. Abrahms is a frequent analyst in the media, especially on the consequences of terrorism, its motives, and the implications for counterterrorism strategy. He fields daily interviews with major media outlets such as the Atlantic, Associated Press, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNN International, Newsweek, New York Times, and Voice of America. Previously, he has been awarded fellowships and financial backing from the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Empirical Studies of Conflict project at Princeton University and Stanford University, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, the economics department at Bar Ilan University, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University.

On Twitter, Abrahms is officially ranked as the #1 “most influential” analyst in the category of terrorism. Abrahms presents his terrorism research to numerous academic audiences throughout the world like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and St. Andrews, as well as at venues such as MENSA, TED-X Hollywood, and the National Counterterrorism Center. He has a forthcoming book with Oxford University Press on why the conventional wisdom on terrorism is wrong.

Our Comment

"Max Abrahms is one of the world’s leading authorities on terrorism. He speaks about the state of the Islamic State, and making sense of terrorism. Abrahms sorts through the hysteria by dissecting the terrorism threat with the most-cutting edge, empirically-based analysis. "

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