Plain talk about public murder," Chronicle of Higher Education (August 22, 2017). Note: here is a brief news story about what happened in Turku.
Week #3: T-Th September 10/12: History of terrorism.
Quiz (September 10): course policies.
Wall Street bombing (probably carried out by Italian anarchists), 1920.
Week #4: T-Th September 17/19: Causes of terrorism. First simulation practice.
Simulation Procedures and Rules
The four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama. The Ku Klux Klan was responsible.
Week #5: T-Th September 24/26: Causes of terrorism (continued).
New York City
September 11, 2001
Week #6: T-Th October 1/3: Causes of terrorism (cont'd). Second simulation practice.
Week #7: T-Th October 8/10: Strategy and tactics.
Evening TBD: Film, Michael Collins, 3301 Friedmann Hall at 6:30 pm.
Captain and terrorist in hijacked TWA flight #847 in Beirut, Lebanon in June 1985.
Week #8: T October 15 (no class on October 17): Midterm exam. See study guide on the notes page.
Weak #9: T-Th October 22/24: Counter terrorism.
Assignment #1 due Saturday, October 26 by midnight.
Poster critical of the
War on Terror
Week #10: T-Th October 29/31: Counter terrorism (continued).
Evening TBD: Film, Munich. 3301 Friedmann Hall at 6:30 pm. See review here.
Supporters of Charlie Hedbo newspaper march after shootings in January, 2015.
Counter-terrorism police in the UK.
Week # 11: T-Th November 5/7: Simulation practice. The moral dimensions of terrorism and counter-terrorism.
Week #12: T-Th November 12/14: The moral dimensions of terrorism and counter-terrorism (continued). Terrorism and its impact on democracies.
Quiz #6 Part 1 due by midnight on Thursday, November 14 (the quiz is online and may be taken with the instructions for writing resolutions in front of you). The quiz is available starting Thursday, November 7 at 5pm.
Assignment #2 due Saturday, November 16 by midnight.
Evening TBD: Film, The Killing Fields. 3301 Friedmann Hall, 6:30 pm. See review here.
US Homeland Security terrorism threat alerts (left) and satirical critique (right).
Week #13: Tuesday, November 19.
Quiz #6 Part 2 due by noon on November 19 (the quiz is online and may be taken with the guidelines for conduct and rules in front of you). The quiz is available starting Friday, November 15 at 8am.
Thursday, November 21: Simulation part I.
Week #14: Tuesday, November 26: Simulation part II.
Week #15: T-Th December 3/5: Simulation part III & IV.
Final exam: Thursday, December 12 from 12:30-2:30. See study guide on the notes page.