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Assistant Professor of Terrorism & Political Violence, Leiden University

Graig R. Klein is an Assistant Professor in Terrorism & Political Violence at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University. He is also part of the War, Peace and Justice research group at ISGA. His research explores the instrumentality of political violence, primarily terrorism and protests, and how dissident-government interactions inform tactical and strategic evolution in conflict processes, international security, and national security. In addition to his faculty position, he has served as an Academic Primary Investigator at the World Bank. For more information, please visit his website (www.Graig or follow him on Twitter (@graigklein).

Graig holds a PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University and a MA in International Peace & Conflict Resolution from American University. Prior to joining ISGA, Graig was an Assistant Professor of Security Studies at New Jersey City University where he helped establish his department as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence funded by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency grant. The grant also funded development of the FOCUSdata Project to help analyze how a country's official media and foreign ministry communications interact with kinetic actions.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Security Studies, Leiden University