Brent L. Smith, director
The Terrorism Research Center in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences houses the American Terrorism Study, the nation’s only comprehensive longitudinal database on American terrorism. Conducted in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and sponsored by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the American Terrorism Study provides a record of federal terrorism cases resulting from indictment under an FBI “terrorism enterprise” investigation from 1980 to the present. The center is also engaged in several projects examining the spatial and temporal dimensions of terrorism, precursor and preparatory terrorist crimes, and prosecutorial and defense strategies in terrorism trials. The center’s research is funded by the Department of Homeland Security through the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism and the Department of Justice through the National Institute of Justice.