Release of the Global Terrorism Index
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us as we announce the findings of the inaugural Global Terrorism Index:
What Can Data Tell Us About Trends in Terrorism?
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Hosted by the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation
The first-ever Global Terrorism Index (GTI) provides a metric for policymakers to track terrorism and its related factors in order to inform a practical debate about the future of terrorism. It presents a new methodology to assess the countries which have been most impacted by terrorism and highlights the countries that have seen the largest growth and reduction in terrorism activity over the last 10 years.
The GTI tracks changing trends in terrorism over time, as well as analyzing its different dimensions in terms of geographic activity, methods of attack, organizations involved and its national context. The index explores significant correlations with other socio-economic indicators such as economic development, human rights, social cohesion, and governance.
The GTI scores 158 countries from 2001 to 2011. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GTI is based on data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), headquartered at the University of Maryland.
Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, New America Foundation
GTI Results & Findings Presentation
Michelle Breslauer, US Program Manager, Institute for Economics and Peace
Bill Braniff, Executive Director, START
Gary LaFree, Director, START and Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
About the Institute for Economics and Peace
The Institute for Economics and Peace is the non-partisan, independent research institute that annually produces the Global Peace Index. IEP is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; providing metrics; and uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity. For more information, visit www.economicsandpeace.org
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is supported in part by the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through a Center of Excellence program headquartered at the University of Maryland. START uses state‐of‐the‐art theories, methods and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve understanding of the origins, dynamics and social and psychological impacts of terrorism. For more information, contact START at email@example.com or visit www.start.umd.edu.