Brian Michael Jenkins, international terrorism expert, is available to discuss developments and consequences of the bombings
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Michael Jenkins, world-renowned expert on terrorism and sophisticated crime, is available for media interviews following the bombings at the Boston Marathon this week. He can discuss developments and consequences of the recent bombings, trends in terrorism, and transportation security.
Mr. Jenkins directs the Mineta Transportation Institute's National Transportation Safety and Security Center, which focuses on research into protecting surface transportation against terrorist attacks. He is also a senior advisor to the president of RAND. From 1989-98, Mr. Jenkins was deputy chairman of Kroll Associates, an international investigative and consulting firm. Before that, he was chairman of RAND's Political Science Department, where he also directed research on political violence. He has authored several books, chapters, and articles on counterterrorism, including International Terrorism: A New Mode of Conflict and Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? Most recently, he published When Armies Divide, a discussion about nuclear arms in the hands of rebelling armies.
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