Jessica Stern

Author of the books "Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill" and "Denial: A Memoir of Terror"

Jessica Stern appears in the following:

How Terror Groups Prey on the Vulnerable for Maximum Impact

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Teens and children were killed during the attack at the Ariana Grande concert this week. Terror groups are targeting the most vulnerable parts of the population to evoke widespread fear.

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Ongoing Police Investigation in Chelsea

Monday, September 19, 2016

The latest reporting on the NY and NJ bombings, analysis of motives and international ties, and Muslim listeners call in to share their thoughts.

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The World Reacts to the Orlando Massacre

Monday, June 13, 2016

After the world witnessed deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels, this weekend's shooting in Orlando, Florida is a reminder that terrorist-related violence is shared globally.

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The Evolution of ISIS

Monday, March 30, 2015

Two of America’s leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution, and implications of the Islamic State—and how we can fight it.

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Boston Manhunt Updates

Friday, April 19, 2013

Boston is on lock-down this morning as police continue to hunt for the 2nd suspect in the Boston marathon bombings. Overnight, the two suspects killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt. One suspect was killed, the surviving Boston bombing suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass.

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NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly on Responding to Terror

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show has updates from Boston in the wake of the bombings at the marathon that left 3 dead and over 150 injured: how the investigation is going, how you can help, and ...

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Denial: A Terrorism Expert Explores Her Own Private History with Terror

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Terrorism expert Jessica Stern has been helping Americans understand the complexities behind the causes of terrorism in the 21st century. However, it took her many years to understand her own fascination with the subject. At age 15 she was attacked and raped in her own home. The crime was not immediately investigated. Stern explains how writing about her own experience with terror led her to better understand the relationship between terrorists and their victims.


Obama's Terror Strategy

Friday, August 03, 2007

This week, in the second major foreign policy address of his campaign, Senator Barack Obama outlined his proposals for fighting terrorism. Jessica Stern, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, gives her analysis.

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JFK Plot

Monday, June 04, 2007

Rickford Burke, the president of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy and Jessica Stern, academic director of the Terrorism and the Law program at Harvard Law School and the author of Terror in the Name of God (HarperCollins, 2003), discuss the foiled JFK terror plot.