Terrorism Studies Club
The Terrorism Studies Club (TSC) is a student organization at the Monterey Institute of International Studies that seeks to enrich its members through a series of educational, professional, and social events. By providing a positive and multifaceted support environment, the Terrorism Studies Club aims to assist students in fulfilling their highest academic potential and embarking on successful careers as security and counterterrorism professionals.
The Terrorism Studies Club hosts a brown-bag lunch speaker series, sponsored by MonTREP. This series invites professionals in fields related to terrorism studies to give hour-long lunch-time presentations about their career and work in the field.
|December 2, 2013||International terrorism expert and the head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, will be guest speaking.|
Christopher Cherry (President)
Is a counterterrorism and security policy specialist currently working as a graduate research assistant at the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program. He is focusing on South and Southeast Asia, as well as broader Middle East and North African issues. Christopher earned a bachelor of arts in Political Science from Washington State University in 2011 where he focused on homeland security and defense related topics. He has also studied Spanish and Latin American security. Other areas of interest for Christopher include: cyber security, special warfare, and counterproliferation. Professionally, he has a background in C-IED and nuclear security. In his free time, Christopher enjoys reading on the beach and going for long runs.
Nathan Poffenberger (President, FA 2012 - SP 2013)
A devout student of counterterrorism, Nathan’s areas of interest lie in South and Southeast Asia, where he was raised. His studies have included governmental missteps during the Nepalese Civil War, the underground economy of West Africa and forecasting radicalization trends in Indonesia. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Nathan has spent significant time studying Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia. When he is not chained to a desk, Nathan feels most at home on the beach, under the water, or lost in the woods.
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