FORA.tv Speaker - Jeffrey M. Bale
Dr. Jeffrey M. Bale is a Senior Research Associate in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Research Program (WMDTRP) at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
He obtained his B.A. in Middle Eastern and Central Asian history at the University of Michigan, his M.A. in social movements and political sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in contemporary European history at Berkeley. He has taught at Berkeley, Columbia University, and the University of California at Irvine, and was the recipient of postdoctoral fellowships from the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia, the Office of Scholarly Programs at the Library of Congress, and the Center for German and European Studies at Berkeley.
Dr. Bale has been studying extremist and terrorist groups for many years, and has published numerous articles on terrorism, right-wing extremism, Islamism, and covert operations. He is in the process of updating a large book manuscript on neo-fascist terrorist networks in Cold War Europe, co-editing a volume on "New Religious Movements and Extremist Politics," and gathering primary and secondary source materials for two new monographs, one on Islamist terrorist networks operating in Europe and North America and their possible WMD use, and the other on the growing links between dissident left- and right-wing radicals in the West and Islamist terrorists.
His responsibilities at CNS include preparing terrorist group profiles and other in-depth research reports on various aspects of terrorist ideologies, motivations, and operational techniques.
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