Name of Engagement

Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Terrorism and Peace (CISTP)

Contact Information

Frances Flannery, Ph.D.

Contact Details


CISTP is academia engaged with the wider world in order to make a significant impact on the problem of terrorism and related challenges to sustainable peace around the globe. CISTP brings diverse parties into conversation with one another to rethink complex problems stemming from a wide variety of challenges, including the threat of terrorism, identity conflicts, refugees, and human and animal trafficking. The CISTP Faculty Fellows at JMU provide non-partisan subject matter expertise from the humanities, social sciences, education, natural sciences, arts, and intelligence analysis, focusing on long-term, systemic thinking about how to achieve sustainable peace.

Web Presence


Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU


Regional Scope, National Scope, International Scope


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning



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