Prof. Robert A. Pape, The University of Chicago

Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011

Welcome & Reception
5:30 p.m.

6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Prof. Robert Pape, an expert on suicide terrorism, discusses his extensive study on the brutal tactic. He analyzed over 2,2200 suicide attacks from 1980 until the present day and determined that terrorists use suicide terrorism to compel a democratic state to withdraw combat forces from territory they consider their homeland or prized territory. If this hypothesis is true, the current U.S. strategy against terrorism is counterproductive. He suggests “cutting the fuse” and withdrawing forces is the best way to end suicide terrorism.