The Andrew Berlin Family National Security Research Fund: Update

The Andrew Berlin Family National Security Research Fund: Update

SU College of Law

In 2010, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs received an endowment gift to fund faculty and graduate student research relating to issues of national security. The Andrew Berlin Family National Security Research Fund, established in honor of Professor David H. Bennett, operates through INSCT, a collaboration between SU Maxwell School and the SU College of Law. 

2017 Projects

The Andrew Berlin Family National Security Research Fund Workshop

Moderators: Professor Brian Taylor and Professor Colin Elman, Maxwell School

  • The Curious Case of South Korea: Testing Competing Models of Nuclear Reversal
  • Whitney Baillie, Ph.D. student, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School
  • Civilian Coups: Militarized Parties and Politicized Militaries in Post-Colonial Iraq and Syria
  • Drew H. Kinney, Ph.D. student, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School
  • Recrafting the Peace Table? Gender and UN Mediation Discourse
  • Catriona Standfield, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School
  • Networks of Meaning and Domestic Right-Wing Violence: White Supremacist Responses to Immigration Reform in the US
  • Jason Blessing and Elise Roberts, Ph.D. students, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School

Countering Violent Extremism: An Introduction to the Challenges, Opportunities, and Future of Counterterrorism.

Cora True-Frost, Associate Professor, SU College of Law

On March 29, 2017, as part of the Andrew Berlin Family National Security Fund, SU Law Professor Cora True-Frost lectured on “Countering Violent Extremism: An Introduction to the Challenges, Opportunities, and Future of Counterterrorism.” True-Frost discussed the pros and cons of FBI, DHS, and other domestic CVE and “resiliency” initiatives—especially those that engage civic institutions such as schools and non-profit refugee groups—and how these efforts fit with international programs, such as UNSC Res. 2178.

“Countering Violent Extremism: The Challenges and Opportunities the Initiatives Present”

Cora True-Frost, Associate Professor, SU College of Law

A work-in-progress by INSCT Faculty Member Cora True-Frost (second from right) was the subject of an SU College of Law Faculty Workshop on Jan. 26, 2017. Professor True-Frost’s colleagues provided feedback and discussion on “Conditions Conducive to Terrorism”: The Role of Civil Society in International Security.” In February 2016, True-Frost received a Berlin Fund grant to continue her research as “Countering Violent Extremism: The Challenges and Opportunities the Initiatives Present.”