On Terrorism

Faculty expertise on terrorist behavior, from the magazine's archives

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings this past Monday, and tragic death of an MIT police officer last night and the unfolding manhunt this morning, Harvard Magazine points readers to an archival roundtable discussion on terrorism—prepared in the wake of the 9/11 attacks—for perspective.

"Understanding Terrorism" was published in the January-February 2002 issue. The participants included the following, shown with their current affiliations:

You might also like

John Manning Appointed Interim Provost

Harvard Law School dean moves to central administration

Facebook’s Failures

Author and tech journalist Jeff Horwitz speaks at Harvard.

Kevin Young Named 2024 Harvard Arts Medalist

Museum director and poet to be honored April 24

Most popular

Convocation 2017: What Should an Education Be at Such a Moment?

Speakers reflect on the goals of a liberal arts university. 

Nicco Mele

The director of the Shorenstein Center on how the Internet came to mean so much to him. 

Found in Translation

Maureen Freely ’74, longtime translator of Orhan Pamuk, shares the nuances of bringing a text from one language to another.

More to explore

Photograph of Winthrop Bell 1910

Winthrop Bell

Brief life of a philosopher and spy: 1884-1965

Illustration of people talking to each other with colorful thought bubbles above their heads

Talking about Talking

Fostering healthy disagreement

Vacationing with a Purpose

New England “summer camps” for adults