Stern on NPR’s RadioBoston: ISIS and the Brussels Attacks


Jessica SternResearch Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, discussed in a recent interview ISIS’s claims of responsibility for the Brussels terror attacks.

Stern was a guest on the March 22, 2016 edition of WBUR’s RadioBoston. Stern’s segment was entitled “ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attacks In Brussels, Mass. Leaders And Thinkers React.

You can listen to the entire segment here.

Stern was also interviewed on WBUR’s Morning Edition on the Brussels attacks. You can listen to that interview here.

Jessica Stern’s main focus is on perpetrators of violence and the possible connections between trauma and terror.  She has written on terrorist groups across religions and ideologies, among them neo-Nazis, Islamists, anarchists, and white supremacists.  She has also written about counter-radicalization programs for both neo-Nazi and Islamist terrorists.  She has been working with a team at Boston Children’s Hospital on the risk factors for violence among Somali-refugee youth.  She is currently working on a study of Radovan Karadzic, indicted for war crimes in Bosnia. Read more about her here