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Jeffrey M. Bale interviewed by Vice News

NPTS Professor and MonTREP Senior Researcher Jeffrey M. Bale was among those interviewed by Vice News concerning the 28 pages redacted by the Bush Administration from the US Government’s bipartisan 9/11 Report, which provided evidence of the reported involvement of Saudi officials in providing aid to some of the 9/11 hijackers. View full article here: https://news.vice.com/article/campaign-mounts-to-declassify-911-reports-references-to-alleged-saudi-involvement?utm_source=vicenewsfb

“Special Operations in Counterterrorism” Workshop Provides Unique Opportunity for NPTS Students

The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program at the Monterey Institute hosted its second annual workshop on special operations in counterterrorism bringing in experts in the field toMIIS to present March 28-30, 2014. Guest speakers from ranging from active duty military officers from Naval Post Graduate School’s Defense Analysis Department, Linda Robinson from RAND, as well as specialists from many other special operations fields, explored intelligence and SOF related challenges related to their roles in countering terrorism threats. Both intelligence and SOF have been instrumental in addressing all major threats to US National Security for the past several decades, however, since 9/11 both have increased in importance to U.S. policy makers as they address America’s new enemies; transnational, non-state actors with global reach and who are seeking access to weapons of mass destruction.

 

Terrorism Studies Club Meeting — Career Strategies

February 14, 2014 from 12:00-1:30PM, Morse B105

With the career fair on February 28 and many of us enveloped in job / internship applications, the meeting will be led by General Howard and he will speak about networking, how to get interviews, resume building, the logistics of finding jobs. General Howard will be looking at resumes and offering invaluable advice so please bring your resumes.

Faculty Presenting at ISSS/ISAC Annual Meeting

Professors Jeff Knopf and Sharad Joshi of the MANPTS program are presenting papers at the ISSS/ISAC annual meeting in Washington, DC, Oct. 4-6, 2013. This event is a joint meeting of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association and the International Security and Arms Control section of the American Political Science Association.

The Terrorism Studies Club Welcomes Dr. Itamara Lochard

The next Terrorism Studies Club meeting will be held on Monday 30-September @ 1200 in room B104. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided, and our guest speaker will be cyber security expert and the director of the Monterey Cyber Security Initiative (MCySec), Dr. Itamara Lochard.

First TSC Meeting Recap

Hello Everyone!

 

I received several emails earlier this week asking about Monday’s Terrorism Studies Club meeting, I apologize for the delay, but here is a quick recap of what was discussed.

 

MonTREP will be looking to hire students to fill position vacancies and head up projects. These include:
- Graduate Research Assistant position for General Howard (Helen graduates in December)
- Media Manager position (I graduate in December) and a new TSC president
- 2-3 Graduate Research Assistants for art/antiquities trafficking project
- 2-3 Graduate Research Assistants for MonTREP database project
- Both Dr. Bale and Dr. Joshi may be hiring Graduate Research Assistants
- MonTREP will be accepting 4-6 independent research proposals
- TA for the CT Africa course in the spring
- Curriculum Developer and TA for SpecOps/CT workshop in the spring

 

MonTREP will be holding a Terrorism / Counterterrorism in Africa Conference in the spring which may be a joint effort with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

 

The TSC will need help from volunteers at future meetings as we will be providing food and beverages. Basically we just need people that are willing to help pick up the food, drinks, etc and stay after to help tidy up. Please email me (ccherry@miis.edu) if you are interested in this super low time commitment which may aid in the selection of our club’s next president and our next treasurer.

 

Anyway, that is the gist of things. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email. If you are interested in one of the above employment opportunities or would like to help out with the conference, please email Jayci at jbrower@miis.edu and Cc montrep@miis.eduMake sure that you include: your resume (tip: 1 page), a cover letter, and a short writing sample (2 pages is sufficient) when you contact Jayci. I hope everyone enjoyed their first week of classes. Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: First Terrorism Studies Club Meeting

Hello everyone!

 

Quick update: the first MonTREP/Terrorism Studies Club meeting will be held at 1200 on Monday, August 26 in B206. As a reminder, all continuing MonTREP employees and those whom are interested in working for MonTREP this year are required to attend this meeting. It has been brought to my attention that some people have class during this time, please email me so that I can fill you in on what was discussed in the meeting.
 
Additionally, continuing MonTREP employees and TSC members need to send me a quick response (ccherry@miis.edu) so that we know you have received the updated meeting information. I hope everyone has a great weekend, and I will see you Monday!

 

First Terrorism Studies Club Meeting

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a restful, yet productive summer. On behalf of the Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP) and the Terrorism Studies Club (TSC), I would like to welcome all incoming MANPTS students, as well as welcome back all of the returning MANPTS students. I have a couple of quick announcements for prospective/continuing employees of MonTREP and those that are involved in the TSC or would like to join:

  • The first Terrorism Studies Club meeting will be held at 1200 on Monday, August 26 in Morse B206.
  • All continuing and prospective MonTREP employees are required to attend this meeting as General Howard will be making important announcements.
  • If you are interested in joining the Terrorism Studies Club or attending future MonTREP events, please send me a quick email (ccherry@miis.edu) so that I can add you to my mailing list. Current members of the TSC and employees of MonTREP are asked to respond as well.

Again, I hope everyone had a great summer, and I look forward to seeing you on Monday!

LA Times Article Quotes MonTREP Director

In an article published this morning by the Los Angeles Times, MonTREP’s director, Gen. (RET) Russell Howard gave insight into the recent threat escalation following intercepted communication between al-Qa’ida’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and AQAP’s de facto leader, Nasser Wuhayshi. Read the article here.