Victor Asal

Victor Asal (PhD University of Maryland, 2003) is Director of the Center for Policy Research and an Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany.

He is affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a DHS Center of Excellence. His research focuses on nonstate actor violence and the causes of political discrimination particularly related to ethnicity, sexuality and gender. He also researches nuclear crisis behavior and pedagogy.

Asal has been involved in research projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, The Department of Homeland Security, The National Science Foundation, The Office of Naval Research and the Department of Homeland Security.

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