Graig Klein is assistant professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. His research explores the instrumentality of political violence and how dissident-government interactions influence tactical and strategic evolution, conflict processes, and international & national security - primarily protests and terrorism.
Graig holds a PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University and a MA in International Peace & Conflict Resolution from American University. Prior to joining ISGA, Graig was an Assistant Professor of Security Studies at New Jersey City University where he helped establish his department as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence funded by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency grant. The grant also funded development of the FOCUSdata Project to help analyze how a country's official media and foreign ministry communications interact with kinetic actions. Graig has also served as an Academic Primary Investigator for the World Bank.
Graig's current research projects include, among others, exploring how the intersection of national security, politics, and public opinion influence counterterrorism decision-making, unpacking governments' repertoires of repression - who does what to whom and how often - and how terror groups use attacks to boost recruitment and mobilization. You can learn more about Graig's research on his website (www.graigklein.com) and follow him on Twitter (@graigklein).