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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Forest has published 20 books, including:
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