Assaf Moghadam is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC) and the Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel. He is also a fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, a Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), and a research affiliate at the Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland.
Prof. Moghadam has taught at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University and the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and he held research fellowships at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, both at Harvard University. He is a contributing editor for the journal Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
Prof. Moghadam’s research examines the dynamics within and between militant actors. He has authored or edited five books on terrorism and political violence, including Nexus of Global Jihad: Understanding Cooperation among Terrorist Actors (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017) and the award-winning The Globalization of Martyrdom: Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the Diffusion of Suicide Attacks (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Two of his books are included in a list of the top 150 books on terrorism published in the journal Perspectives on Terrorism. His articles have appeared in journals such as International Security, Security Studies, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, as well as in various media and policy outlets including the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, and Orbis. He has lectured and consulted widely before audiences in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
Prof. Moghadam holds a Ph.D. in international relations and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (MALD), both from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a B.A. in political science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is married with three children.