Rethemeyer and Asal Discuss Terrorism on Today's Capitol Pressroom with

Rethemeyer and Asal Discuss Terrorism on Today's Capitol Pressroom with
Susan Arbetter 

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(From left) PVC Co-Directors Karl Rethemeyer and Victor Asal
Karl Rethemeyer and Victor Asal reviewing   research

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 15, 2010) - R. Karl Rethemeyer and Victor Asal, co-directors of the Project on Violent Conflict (PVC) at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, UAlbany, were Susan Arbetter's guests today on The Capitol Pressroom for a discussion about terrorism and terrorist networks.
Rethemeyer, associate professor and chair of the department of public administration and policy, and Asal, associate professor in the department of political science at Rockefeller, have brought the study of terrorism and counterinsurgency strategy in new, innovative directions through their research with PVC.  The two joined forces to study terrorist networks and create a new way to look at the habits and methods of organizing adopted by these groups.  On today's program, Rethemeyer and Asal spoke about their research and findings, and described their methodology for collecting data on international terrorist networks and alliances.
With PVC's research director, Rockefeller graduate Ian Anderson and staff, the research team works in tandem with scholars at other universities, providing research in support of initiatives of the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Naval Research. These projects and articles are supported by the work of other Rockefeller professors and students in the College's undergraduate, Master's, and doctoral programs.

The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter is a daily one-hour public radio news magazine broadcast from the heart of New York's political hub, The Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom, on the 3rd floor of the State Capitol in Albany. The program is heard on public radio stations across New York State and streamed live on the Web at

Listen to Professors Rethemeyer and Asal on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter.