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Modern Urban Terrorism

Course number: U6388

This course will focus on contemporary urban Islamist terrorism, as it is most relevant to New York City. The first part of this course will be more theoretical starting with a historical perspective, methodology on how to approach the problem, the importance of ideology and the evolution of this wave of terrorism, including the role of the Internet. In the second half of the course, several case studies relevant to New York City will be analyzed. Finally, the course will end with a discussion of disengagement from terrorism.