International security studies, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, homeland security.
International security, terrorism & counterterrorism, national security, military & defense policy, weapons of mass destruction, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, transnational organized crime.
James J.F. Forest, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, where he teaches undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree courses on terrorism and counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction and contemporary security studies. He is also a senior fellow with the Joint Special Operations University, where he holds a security clearance and contributes to the teaching and research needs of the U.S. Special Operations Forces community.
Forest is the former Director of Terrorism Studies at the United States Military Academy. During his tenure at West Point (2001-2010) he taught courses on international relations, terrorism, counterterrorism, information warfare, comparative politics and sub-Saharan Africa. He also directed a series of research initiatives and education programs for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC). He has served as an expert witness for terrorism-related court cases, and has provided testimony and briefings to committee hearings of the U.S. Senate.
Forest has published 20 books, including:
Forest is co-editor of the internationally distributed journal Perspectives on Terrorism, and is a member of the editorial board for several scholarly journals. He has also published dozens of articles in journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Contemporary Security Policy, Crime and Delinquency, Perspectives on Terrorism, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Democracy and Security, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and the Journal of Political Science Education. Dr. Forest has been interviewed by many newspaper, radio and television journalists, and is regularly invited to give speeches and lectures in the U.S. and other countries.
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