Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program

Terrorism Studies Club

The Terrorism Studies Club (TSC) is a student organization at the Middlebury 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.

Speaker Series

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.

Upcoming Dates

Terrorism Studies Club meetings for 2015 will be held on the 1st Thursday of every month unless otherwise specified. Stay tuned for a great line up of speakers on regional terrorism and counterterrorism related issues.

Feb. 12, 2015 12:00-1:30PM McGowan 102 Dr. Kaley (Gunner) Sepp from the Navel Postgraduate School will be speaking about Irregular Warfare.
March 5, 2015 12:00-1:30PM Morse B104 Dr. Michael Freeman
The Coercion Paradox and Counterterrorism
April 2, 2015 12:00-1:30PM Morse B104 Dr. Mahmood Monshipouri 
Protests and Information Politics in the Digital Age
May 7, 2015 12:00-1:30PM Morse B104 Speaker TBA


Executive Board

Marc Elliott, President

Marc Elliott is a Masters Candidate in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program, specializing in terrorism and counterterrorism issues with a special focus on the Arabic-speaking world. Marc earned an Honors B.A. in History from San Francisco State University in 2013, minoring in Middle East and Islamic Studies. He focused his undergraduate studies on the history of the Muslim world, international relations in the Middle East and North Africa, and the Arabic language. His current interests at MIIS include the analysis of open-source intelligence (OSINT) as a means to track terrorist funding and support networks. He is currently a researcher for the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program, focusing on the trafficking of looted antiquities as a means of funding for terrorist and insurgent groups.

Interest Form

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