Dr. Mary Beth Altier, is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs where she directs the Masters’ degree concentration in Transnational Security and Initiative on Emerging Threats. Dr. Altier has over ten years' experience researching the disengagement and reintegration of violent extremists. She has compiled and analyzed large scale datasets on violent extremist disengagement and re-engagement and conducted in-depth interviews with violent extremists representing a range of ideologies.

Her other research focuses on the social bases of support for political violence, and armed parties in particular, in developed and developing democracies. That research received the American Political Science Association’s Ernst B. Haas Award and the European Politics and Society section’s Best Paper Award. Dr. Altier’s research has been published in a number of journals including the Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. She serves on the Editorial Board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, ICCT Journal, and Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression and is a member of the RESOLVE Network’s Research Advisory Council and AVERT Research Network.

She received her PhD and MA in Politics from Princeton University and BAs in Mathematics and History from Drew University.

This event is hosted by GSPIA's Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies.