Mary Beth Altier

Mary Beth Altier is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs where she directs the Masters’ concentration in Transnational Security and Initiative on Emerging Threats. 

Mary Beth has over ten years’ experience researching the disengagement and reintegration of violent extremists. She has compiled and analyzed large scale datasets on violent extremist disengagement and re-engagement and conducted in-depth interviews with violent extremists representing a range of ideologies. She recently authored a report for the RESOLVE Network on lessons from over 382 studies of DDR for the reintegration of violent extremists and is working on studies that examine how information about rehabilitation and the framing of programming influence community acceptance of ex-combatants.  Her other research focuses on the social bases of support for political violence, and armed parties in particular, in developed and developing democracies.

Mary Beth’s research has been published in a number of journals including the Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and International Studies Quarterly. She serves on the Editorial Board of Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Perspectives on Terrorism, Journal of Deradicalization, and Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. Mary Beth is a member of the RESOLVE Network’s Research Advisory Council and AVERT Research Network. 

She received her PhD and MA in Politics from Princeton University and BAs in Mathematics and History from Drew University.

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