The Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) "serves as an important national resource that rigorously studies the terrorist threat and provides policy-relevant research while moving the boundaries of academic knowledge. The CTC's distinguished scholars, international network of experts, and access to senior U.S. government leadership set it apart from any other like enterprise. [...] The Center directs multiple graduate-level seminars on Terrorism and Counterterrorism and administers a minor in terrorism studies. In addition, the CTC directs counterterrorism educational programs for four partner government agencies. [...] The CTC's research program produces path-breaking analysis on the dynamic and evolving terrorist threat. The Center's deep intellectual capital and ability to apply theory to practice creates a unique research model that not only informs strategic counterterrorism thinking but moves the boundaries of academic knowledge. [...] The Center leverages its deep expertise to contribute to discrete advisory efforts for federal, state, and local governments including: strategic analysis, operational support, and organizational strategy design. "