Richard J. Chasdi is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Political Science at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he was a professor of management at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. He is a senior fellow at the Global Peace Institute in London, England, and an adjunct senior fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his B.A. in politics from Brandeis University in 1981, his M.A. in political science from Boston College in 1985 and his Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University in 1995.
Richard has published four books on terrorism and counterterrorism, and some two dozen book chapters and refereed articles. His first book, Serenade of Suffering: A Portrait of Middle East Terrorism, 1968–1993 (Lexington Books, 1999), received Choice magazine’s “Outstanding Academic Title” (2000) in the field of international relations. He serves on the editorial board of Perspectives on Terrorism, a journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative, and on the editorial board of Armed Forces & Society. Richard was a Fulbright Specialist at RSIS, working as a visiting fellow at ICPVTR. He has worked as a news consultant for Al-Jazeera, Sky News, Asharq TV and NPR.