October 28, 2019 –
Location: Sanford Building, Rhodes Conference Room (Sanford 223)
Visiting professor of the practice Tim Nichols will join Audrey Kurth Cronin, professor at American University's School of International Service, in conversation to discuss her new book, Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists.
Professor Audrey Kurth Cronin of American University, Washington, DC, is one of the world’s leading experts on security and how conflicts end. She is also founding Director of the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology at American University. Her career incorporates experience in both academic and policy positions, in the US and abroad. Prior to her current post she was faculty member and director of War and Statecraft at the US National War College. Before that she was Specialist in Terrorism at the Congressional Research Service, advising Members of Congress in the aftermath of 9/11. She also held a number of positions in the US executive branch, including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, and was Director of Studies for Oxford University’s Changing Character of War program. She has been Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Terrorism of the World Economic Forum and a speaker at the WEF’s annual meetings in Davos. Among her many publications, she is best known for the book How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2009), which the New Yorker called “a landmark study.” Her newest book is Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists (Oxford University Press, October 2019).