Center for Interdisciplinary Policy, Education, and Research on Terrorism [website] [open html - 8KB]
"Terrorism and other forms of political violence represent an extraordinary, escalating threat to societies throughout the world. Violence as a political strategy is rooted in the mass-mediated social and psychological consequences of fear. The primary mission of the Center for Interdisciplinary Policy, Education, and Research on Terrorism (CIPERT) is to promote the scientific understanding of the causes and effects of political violence, especially terrorism, and to translate this understanding into effective policy, education, and research." "CIPERT currently directs programs of research concerning terrorism threat perceptions, public preparedness and support for counterterrorism policy, media risk communication strategies, distance learning and web-based procedures for homeland security informatics, and the psychological criticality of targets of terrorism. Funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security supports current research projects. In addition, CIPERT leads graduate-level seminars on the psychology of terrorism and fear management for homeland security leadership, including executive education programs for Governors and senior state and local officials."
Center for Interdisciplinary Policy, Education, and Research on Terrorism