Speakers

Arie Perliger

Arie Perliger

Professor and Director of Security Studies, School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML)

Dr. Arie Perliger is a Professor and the director of the graduate program in security studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell. 

In the past 20 years, Perliger was engaged in an extensive study of issues related to terrorism and political violence, security policy and politics, politics and extremism of the Far Right in Israel, Europe, and the US, Middle Eastern Politics, and the applicability of Social Network Analysis to the study of political violence. His studies appeared in nine books and monographs, and in numerous articles and book chapters and were cited in more than 1600 academic texts. His recent book, American Zealots – Inside Right Wing Domestic Terrorism, which was published by Columbia University Press, provides an in-depth analysis of the history and contemporary trends of the violent American far-right. Perliger was also engaged in training practitioners from various agencies such as the FBI, CIA, and ICE. Additionally, he provided professional briefings to high-rank officials from the government and military, such as The Secretary of the Army, Army Chief of Staff, and SOCOM, AFRICOM, NORTHCOM, and JSOC commanders. Perliger is also engaged in informing the public via contributions to various media platforms. His articles/interviews appeared, among others, in the NY Times, BBC, and Newsweek.