A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Working with the Global Terrorism Database

Working with the Global Terrorism Database

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) invites you to a session on WORKING WITH THE GLOBAL TERRORISM DATABASE.

his session will introduce the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) web interface, through which users can access detailed information regarding more than 80,000 terrorist incidents that have occurred around the world between 1970 and 2004. Presenters will discuss how the data for the GTD were collected and will demonstrate how the data can be used to help identify and explain trends in domestic and international terrorism.

When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 10:00am through 11:30am

Where: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center (Room: Horizon Ballroom A), 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Presenters: ~ Dr. Gary LaFree, START Director, University of Maryland ~ Dr. Laura Dugan, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland ~ Adam Perer, Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland ~ Charles Blair, Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS) RSVP to infostart@start.umd.edu, including your name, affiliation and email address.

*** Note that RSVP is REQUIRED for this event by Monday, May 21. ***

(This session is being held in conjunction with 2007 Homeland Security Science & Technology Stakeholders Conference. Registration for the S&T Conference is not required to attend the GTD session.) Following this event, information on the GTD online interface will be available via START's website. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

START is a Center of Excellence supported by the Office of University Programs of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Human Factors Division of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate has also provided support for the GTD, as has the National Institute of Justice.