In cooperation with
The Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies (CCISS)

Women and Terrorism

 Mia Bloom

Pennsylvania State University

From Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka, women have been engaged in all manner of terrorist activities, from generating propaganda to blowing up targets. What drives women to participate in terrorist activities? Bloom examines the role of women in political violence, not just as victims, but also as victimizers. She examines the cycles of violence in which women who have been previously victimized in a variety of ways transition into front line activists victimizing others (both women and men).

Mia Bloom is an Associate Professor in International and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and a fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism. She is the author of Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (Columbia University Press), Living Together After Ethnic Killing with Roy Licklider (Routledge), and Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists (Penguin and University of Pennsylvania Press). She is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, and McGill Universities.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Alumni Boardroom, Robertson Hall 617
Carleton University
Metered public parking is available
in Parking Garage P9, adjacent to Robertson Hall
Light sandwich lunch will be provided.
Registration is requested by Thursday, 20 October, 2011

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