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Transportation Seminar Series
Lessons Learned from the Moscow Train Bombings

Apr 15, 2010 (1:00 - 2:00 p.m., IACC 422)

UGPTI Associate Research Fellow, Jarret Brachman, will be speaking on the recent wave of bombings against transportation infrastructure in Russia. He will explore the operational details of the attacks, situate them in the broader historical context of transportation terrorism in Russia and discuss the state response. Importantly, Brachman will seek to identify lessons learned from Russia's experience that could be usefully applied to public transit systems in other contexts.

Jarret Brachman, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute – NDSU

Dr. Jarret Brachman is an internationally recognized terrorism specialist. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware where he concentrated on counterterrorism and political thought. From 2004 to 2008, he served as the Director of Research at the Combating Terrorism Center, West Point. In 2003, he served one tour as a Graduate Fellow with the Central Intelligence Agency's Counterterrorist Center. Brachman has been in a variety of major global media outlets, has twice testified before the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism and Unconventional Threats and has spoken before the British House of Lords. His book, Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice, was published in 2008 by Routledge Press. He is currently writing a new book entitled, The Next Bin Laden.

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