Dr. Max Abrahms will give a Special lecture at LUISS Loft on March 2, 2020, at 5:00 pm.

Dr. Max Abrahms is an Associate Professor of political science at Northeastern University. He is also a faculty affiliate in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; the Global Resilience Institute; Security and Resilience Studies; and International Affairs. Abrahms has published extensively on terrorism with articles in International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Comparative Political Studies, Harvard Business Review, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. Abrahms frequently fields questions about the contemporary terrorism landscape in the news and for government agencies. At Northeastern, Abrahms teaches undergraduate and graduate courses about terrorism and international security more generally. He has held numerous affiliations with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Empirical Studies of Conflict project at Princeton University, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy, the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, the economics department at Bar Ilan University, the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University. His book, Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History, explains why the conventional wisdom about Islamic State was wrong.

During the event, scheduled for March 2, 2020, Dr. Abrahms will present his book, Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History, published by Oxford University Press in October 2018. This book shows that militant group behavior depends on the strategic intelligence of the leaders. The author has extensively studied the political plights of hundreds of militant groups throughout world history and reveals that successful militant leaders have followed three rules. These rules are based on original insights from the fields of political science, psychology, criminology, economics, management, marketing, communication, and sociology. It turns out there’s a science to victory in militant history. But even rebels must follow rules.