GTTAC Speaker Series: Featuring Rohan Gunaratna – REGISTER NOW!

On Nov. 6, 2020, the Global Terrorism Trends and Analysis Center (GTTAC) hosted its third Speaker Series event, featuring Anne Speckhard, who discussed “Breaking the ISIS Brand,” her series of findings from interviews of hundreds of terrorists from all over the world.

We are pleased to announce that our fourth Speaker Series event will begin this Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11:00 a.m. EST. GTTAC hosts Rohan Gunaratna.

Rohan Gunaratna is an international terrorism expert and head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He served as a counterterrorism instructor for GIGN, CTSO, D88, U.S. Navy SEALs, the Swiss Federal Police, the New York Police Department, and the Australian Federal Police. He has conducted field research in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Kashmir, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Uzbekistan. Author and editor of 12 books including Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (Columbia University Press), Gunaratna is also the lead author of Jane’s Counter Terrorism, a handbook for counterterrorism practitioners. He also serves on the editorial boards of the journals Studies in Conflict & Terrorism and Terrorism and Political Violence.

The discussion with Dr. Gunaratna will be hosted and led by Vice President of International Development at DSG, Inc., and GTTAC Project Director Adam Blackwell.

To register for this event, please follow this link:

Availability is limited, so register as early as possible.

In case you are unable to attend, a recorded version of the session will be uploaded at a later date.

Please contact GTTAC Project Coordinator Justin Makepeace at, should you have questions.

We will be making regular announcements regarding our Speaker Series, as well as other updates to GTTAC, through GTTAC’s Twitter feed. Please follow us on Twitter ( to stay abreast of our team.

We look forward to seeing you Nov. 19.

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