Charles B. Strozier

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Charles B. Strozier "is a professor of history at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is also a practicing psychoanalyst and a training and supervising psychoanalyst at TRISP in New York. Much of his work has focused on apocalyptic violence and related issues of terrorism, including Apocalypse: On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America (Beacon, 1994, newly issued 2002). He co-edited three books with Michael Flynn in 1996 and 1997: Genocide, War, and Human Survival; Trauma and Self; and The Year 2,000: Essays on the End. He has also written widely about Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War, e.g., Lincoln's Quest for Union: Public and Private Meanings (1982, new edition 2001), and aspects of the history of psychoanalysis, e.g. Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (2001). Strozier is deeply involved in the mission of the Center on Terrorism. He is directing the center's major psychological study of the World Trade Center disaster, as well as a number of studies that are underway on subjects as varied as "The Mind of the Terrorist," "Therapists and 9/11," and "The Meaning of Security in Homeland Security." He teaches a two-course sequence on terrorism that focuses in its first semester on issues of politics and history, and in the second semester on the more psychological aspects of terrorism and apocalyptic violence. Finally, Strozier actively runs the Terrorism Seminar Series that is geared primarily for graduate students in criminal justice and especially those working for the "M.A. Certificate Program in Terrorism."" [1]

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  1. Staff, Center on Terrorism, accessed December 24, 2008.