Dean School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed, Ph.D. Ohio State University, USA.
I congratulate you for taking the TRI initiative in order to support researchers nation-wide and to align academic disciplines, particularly those in social sciences, with growing security needs and associated challenges. Though difficult to define the construct “Terrorism” its tangibility is hard to ignore. I wish you all the success, and extend my services with a true collaborative spirit.
Rahat ul Ain, Director School of Governance and Society
In recent times, terrorism by state and anti-state actors both has been committed for the sake of gaining control and/or attracting attention by driving fear into the hearts of the victims. At the back of such acts of terrorism lie uncontrollable appetite for possession, political ideology based on such appetite, or religious fanaticism. Numerous organizations have been formed to study, analyze, evaluate, and understand this phenomenon. Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) is one such organization where researchers, academics, scholars, and analysts come together to contribute to the global endeavor toward studying, analyzing, evaluating and understanding the phenomenon of terrorism.
The opening up of TRI’s Pakistan Chapter is significant in that Pakistan, despite being a victim of terrorism, has failed to generate an adequate response in terms of research on the subject of Terrorism. TRI Pakistan will fill this gap. Anyone interested to understand the phenomenon of terrorism stands to benefit immensely by having a recourse to TRI Pakistan.