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START Announces 2009 Curriculum Development Grant Recipients


START Announces 2009 Curriculum Development Grant Recipients

May 22, 2009

START Announces 2009 Curriculum Development Grant Recipients

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) today announced the recipients of their 2009 Curriculum Development Grant (CDG) program.

CDG recipients are members of the START consortium, either graduate students or faculty members, who are actively engaged in critical research related to the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism and are dedicated to the education of the next generation of terrorism studies scholars. The $3,000 grant enables recipients to develop curricula that can be used in a wide variety of courses.

2009 CDG recipients include:

  • Christine Bevc , PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado, "Networks and Preparedness"
  • Bidisha Biswas, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Washington University, "Online Simulation Modeled on November 2008 Mumbai Attacks"
  • Shawn Flanigan, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, San Diego State University, "Conducting Field Research Outside the United States and in Difficult-to-Access Communities"
  • Anthony Lemieux, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Purchase College, SUNY, "Modular Approach to Radicalization and Terrorist Motivations"
  • Jeffrey Lewis, Lecturer, Department of History, The Ohio State University, "Engaging and Countering the Social and Cultural Mechanisms Used by Organizations to Motivate Suicide Attackers"
  • Christine Muller, PhD Student, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland, "What Can Oral Histories Tell Us About September 11?"
  • Brian Nussbaum, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bridgewater State University, "Risk Management and Analytic Techniques"