We are pleased to invite Prof. Robert Pape, Prof. Robert Pape, an expert on suicide terrorism, discusses his extensive study on the brutal tactic. He analyzed over 2,200 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.
March 24, 2011
Welcome & Reception: 12:00 p.m.
Lecture: 12:15 pm
Book Signing: 1:00 pm
University of Michigan
Michigan League – Vandenberg
911 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Wayne State University
Reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
College of Engineering (EDC) Auditorium- Rm 1507
Robert A. Pape is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Pape has been the director of Graduate Studies for Political Science, the chair of The Committee on International Relations, and he has co-directed the Program on International Security Policy with John Mearsheimer since 1999. In 2004, Pape founded the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism, which he still directs. He is the author of “Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism” (2006) and “Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War” (1996).