Insurgency and Terrorism: Conceptual Definitions and Debate

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011
  • 1:00 PM EDT
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Insurgent or Terrorist? Examine the words we use to define the changing face of America’s enemies and how it informs our understanding of current and historical conflicts.

Topics Covered:

  • Common views of insurgency and terrorism
  • Conceptual similarities and differences
  • Modern insurgency: T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
  • Mao: People's War
  • Insurgency and Terrorism: National and International Levels
  • Terrorism as a method of political struggle
  • Terrorism within insurgency
  • Do goals justify the means?
Lasha Tchantouridze, PhD
Program Director, Master of Arts in Diplomacy
Categories: Diplomacy