Terror in Transition with Dr. Elizabeth Grimm and Dr. Tricia Bacon | CSS Speaker Series
Join the Center for Security Studies for a conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Grimm and Dr. Tricia Bacon as they discuss their new book Terror in Transition. The book examines the role of terrorist founders, how they create the how and the why of the terror group, and how each successor positions themselves relative to the founder. This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Bruce Hoffman.
The livestream is open to SSP alumni and current members of the Georgetown student and faculty community but is not open to the public. Automatic live captioning will be provided for virtual attendees. Register via Zoom to attend virtually.
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About the Speakers
Dr. Tricia Bacon is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs. She directs the Policy Anti-Terrorism Hub at American University. She is the author of Terror in Transition: Leadership and Succession in Terrorist Organizations from Columbia University Press in 2022 and Why Terrorist Organizations Form International Alliances from University of Pennsylvania Press in May 2018.
Prior to her employment at American University, Dr. Bacon worked on counterterrorism for over ten years at the Department of State, including in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Counterterrorism, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Her work on counterterrorism in the intelligence community received numerous accolades, and she conducted research and analysis on counterterrorism, with a focus on South Asia and Africa.
Dr. Elizabeth Grimm is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown. She is the author of the 2017 book How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture and the co-author of the August 2022 book Terror in Transition: Leadership and Succession in Terrorist Organizations, both from Columbia University Press.
She was presented with the Dorothy Brown Award in 2012 by the Georgetown University Student Association on behalf of the undergraduate student body and has also received the School of Foreign Service Faculty of the Year Award in 2012 and 2020. She received her Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University, M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University, and B.A. in Government and History from The College of William & Mary. She has also worked in the defense and security sectors of the U.S. government.