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Brigitte L. Nacos, an adjunct professor of political science in the Department of Political Science, is an expert on terrorism and counterterrorism. She has lectured at the NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey.
Austin Long is an associate professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, where he teaches courses on security policy. He is also a member of the University's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

Learn about the variety of courses offered at Columbia's Global Centers.

Cybersecurity Experts Columbia University

From left to right: Senior Research Scholar Jason Healey , Computer Scientist Steven Bellovin, and Law Professor Matthew Waxman.

Police say the terrorists who killed 130 people in coordinated attacks in Paris in November used cell phones to communicate. And the couple who attacked a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif., killing 14, may have discussed jihad and martyrdom online.

As the Islamic State continues its attacks in Iraq, Syria and now France, Columbia News asked professors from a number of disciplines to evaluate the threats posed by the group. 

Maria Victoria Murillo SIPA Argentina Elections Columbia University

Argentinians went to the polls on October 25 to elect a new president, but neither candidate received enough votes to win outright.

Michael Doyle Columbia University International Affairs

Michael Doyle vividly recalls his first experience with international migration. One evening in 1956 his father, a diplomat then working at the American embassy in Paris, arrived home followed by a bus filled with Hungarians.

Challenges facing the EU today, including issues with refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, are addressed by the European Institute Director and Professor at Columbia University Adam Tooze and European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Sept.

Peacebuilding Congo Severine Autesserre Columbia University Political Science

Séverine Autesserre seen here conducting field research on international peacebuilding in Congo. Photo by Philippe Rosen.

The 20-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed an estimated 5.4 million people since the 1990s—making it the deadliest since World War II—and armed attacks by different groups occur every week.

Columbia awarded its first Global Freedom of Expression Prizes to courts in Turkey and Zimbabwe and to a U.K.-based legal services organization in recognition of their contributions to free speech and a free press.

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