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Krause Talk Will Examine Terrorism, Marathon Bombings


By Sean Smith | Chronicle Editor

Published: Mar. 27, 2014

With the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings approaching, Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause will discuss the causes and effects of terrorism, and their relation to the infamous 2013 event that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, at an April 8 campus event.

Sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, “Terrorism and the Boston Marathon: Fear, Hope and Resilience” will take place at 7 p.m. in Higgins 300.

Krause is a researcher and writer on international security, Middle East politics, political violence, and national movements, and he has offered analysis on those topics – as well as on the Boston Marathon attacks – to national and local media such as CNN, MSNBC, NECN and the Boston affiliates of Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS. In the course of his talk, Krause will offer findings from his own research on the role of education, emotion, and community resilience in the difficult choices faced by societies in the aftermath of terrorist attacks.

A research affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program who has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Middle East, Krause has published articles on the effectiveness of national movements and political violence, US intervention in the Syrian civil war, the politics of division within the Palestinian national movement, the war of ideas in the Middle East, and a reassessment of US operations at Tora Bora in 2001. 

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