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Sheehan Publishes 35 Articles Between Summer 2017 – 2018

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Between summer 2017 and summer 2018, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan – Executive Director of the School of Public & International Affairsauthored or co-authored 35 policy-oriented op-eds in major news outlets, including 1 comprehensive study of the 2018 Iran uprising that was cited in official testimony before the Canadian Parliament. The articles frequently raised themes picked up by prominent American and European officials in public remarks and prior to important votes. In some instances, the articles were syndicated and translated into French and/or Farsi by third parties before being republished. Recent articles include:

SHEEHAN | When Iran Votes For President Friday, Is It A Referendum On The Future Or More Of The Same? | Independent Journal Review | 17 May 2017

SHEEHAN et al | Why the World Needs a Metropolitan Compact: A New Vision for the Future of Sustainability | Citiscope | 19 JUN 2017

SHEEHAN | Trump is Right to Focus on Iran’s Support of Terrorism | The Baltimore Sun | 26 JUN 2017

SHEEHAN | In Discussing Middle East Policy, US Should Acknowledge the Goal of Regime Change | Townhall | 19 JUN 2017

SHEEHAN | Trump et Macron devraient décourager les entreprises d’investir en Iran | Translation | Trump and Macron Should Jointly Discourage Businesses from Investing in Iran | La Tribune | 13 JUL 2017

SHEEHAN | Iran Ripe for Regime Change Two Years After Nuclear Deal | New York Daily News | 14 JUL 2017

SHEEHAN | Trump Sanctions Set Stage for Necessary Regime Change in Iran | The Hill | 4 AUG 2017

SHEEHAN | Iran Protests: How Trump Can Strike a Fatal Blow Against a Dangerous, Tyrannical Regime | Fox News| 30 Dec 2017

*Article was trending at FoxNews.com in the early days of the 2018 Iran uprising.

SHEEHAN & TANTER | Trump Faces an Unfolding Iranian Revolution–Time to Act | The Hill | 3 JAN 2018

TANTER & SHEEHAN Iran Protests Should Prompt Update of Trump Policy, Nuclear Deal | Newsmax | 4 JAN 2018

SHEEHAN | Trump Should Go Further on Iran | Washington Examiner | 5 JAN 2018

TANTER & SHEEHAN | US Renews Iran Nuclear Deal, Needs to Focus More on Human Rights | Newsmax | 14 JAN 2018

TANTER & SHEEHAN | Will 2018 Bring Revolution to Iran? The National Interest | 17 JAN 2018

*The National Interest is the leading journal associated with the realist school of foreign policy and is published by the Center for the National Interest, chaired by Henry Kissinger. The article, which was a leading article at the magazine during the 2018 Iran uprising, was coauthored with University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Raymond Tanter, a member of the National Security Council senior staff in the Regan White House. The article was subsequently translated into Farsi by Voice of America – Iran (VOA Farsi).

SHEEHAN | An Iran Without the Ayatollah is No Longer Unthinkable | Washington Examiner | 9 FEB 2018

*The article was also translated into Farsi by Voice of America – Iran (VOA Farsi) and republished.

SHEEHAN & TANTER | 2018 Winter Olympics an Occasion to Rein in Rogue Regimes | The Hill | 11 FEB 2018

TANTER + SHEEHAN | Will Israel and Iran Go to War? | Newsmax | 16 FEB 2018

SHEEHAN | It’s Time for the West to Lean on Tehran — the Iranian People Deserve It | National Post | 21 FEB 2018

*Published in print and online versions of National Post.

TANTER & SHEEHAN | Iran’s Cyber Warfare Against its People Must Not Stand | The Hill | 23 FEB 2018

TANTER & SHEEHAN | Iran and Israel Could Go to War Next Year | The National Interest | 25 FEB 2018

TANTER & SHEEHAN | Is it Time for Trump to Abandon the Iran Deal? | Newsmax | 8 MAR 2018

TANTER & SHEEHAN | US, Israel Must Grow Closer to Tear the Iranian Regime Apart | The Hill | 11 MAR 2018

SHEEHAN | Iranians are Setting an Auspicious Date for a New Uprising | Townhall | 12 MAR 2018

SHEEHAN | Culture Clash Could Lead to Political Revolt During Persian Festival of Fire | The Hill | 12 MAR 2018

SHEEHAN | Bolton’s Fiery Style Reduces Risk of War and Promotes the Iranian People’s Desire for Change | The Hill | 28 MAR 2018

*Article received ~11,500 direct Twitter shares in less than a week.

SHEEHAN | Bolton’s Appointment a Step in the Right Direction for White House Posture on Iran | The Daily Caller | 1 APR 2018

SHEEHAN | The Rebellion in Iran: A Comprehensive Assessment | Modern Diplomacy | 10 APR 2018

+ Reprinted by Eurasia Review on 11 APR 2018

 *This 7,000+ word study is among the most comprehensive analyses of the Iran protests in print.

*On May 2, 2018, Sheehan’s analysis was referenced in official testimony in the Canadian Parliament by leading Iran policy scholar and President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Mark Dubowitz. Sheehan was also cited by the editor of The Washington Free Beacon.

TANTER & SHEEHAN | Trump’s Foreign Policy Plans Put America First | The National Interest | 1 MAY 2018

+ Reprinted by Yahoo News

*The National Interest is the leading journal associated with the realist school of foreign policy and is published by the Center for the National Interest, chaired by Henry Kissinger. The article, which was a leading article at the magazine during the 2018 Iran uprising, was coauthored with University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Raymond Tanter, a member of the National Security Council senior staff in the Regan White House.

 SHEEHAN | Even Before Trump’s Latest Warning, Iran was Facing Bigger Problems than Ever | International Policy Digest | 2 MAY 2018

 SHEEHAN | The Iranian People Deserve a Better Deal from the West | Modern Diplomacy | 15 MAY 2018

TANTER & SHEEHAN | Are Israel and Iran on Path to War? | Newsmax | 16 MAY 2018

 SHEEHAN | The Alarmists Are Wrong About Withdrawal from the Iran Deal | International Policy Digest | 17 MAY 2018

 SHEEHAN | Expanded Strategy Opens Doors to Weakening Tehran, Promoting Iranian Dissidents | The Daily Caller | 25 MAY 2018

 SHEEHAN | The United States’ Firm Policy on North Korea Should be Applied to Iran, Too | The Daily Caller | 26 JUNE 2018

SHEEHAN | The End of the Iranian Regime May Be Close at Hand | Townhall | 27 JUNE 2018

SHEEHAN | Iranian Terror Plot Motivated by Threat of Regime Change | Modern Diplomacy | 18 JULY 2018

In June 2018, Dr. Sheehan traveled to Paris as part of a research delegation examining the Iranian opposition as protests swept over Iran. Sheehan’s policy-oriented writing, scholarship, and media appearances – as well as analyses provided to policymakers in the U.S. Congress – have examined matters related to regime change in Iran. On June 29, 2018, Sheehan participated in radio, print, and television media in Paris, including interviews with talk show host Mike Siegel (syndicated by Genesis Communications Network), Al Arabiya, Iran National Television, and the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Dr. Sheehan also spoke, on background, for reporting carried out by POLITICO.

The Paris conference, carried live in the U.S. by Fox News and The Washington Times, was also broadcast inside Iran by Voice of America and featured prominently in many Arab newspapers. Dignitaries in attendance included former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich; former FBI Director Louis Freeh, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge; former U.S. Attorney General Judge Michael Mukasey; former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, Frances Townsend, and many others.

Breaking news following the event indicated that the rally had been targeted by agents of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) in a terror plot thwarted by authorities in Belgium, France, Germany, and Austria who worked together to foil the bombing. Five individuals, including an Iranian diplomat, who was reportedly working as an MOIS Station Chief in Vienna, were arrested after being trapped with explosives and a detonator. The plot was immediately reported on by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and NBC and addressed by senior U.S. State Department officials.

In summer 2018, Dr. Sheehan was also invited to join select, senior former U.S. officials – including Speaker Newt Gingrich, FBI Director Louis Freeh, and Attorney General Michael Mukasey – as a signatory to an open letter published in the The New York Times in support of Iranian protesters promoting democracy in Iran. Sheehan was also invited to join a group of select, distinguished U.S. officials as a signatory to an official letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the foiled terror plot launched by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) that targeted the rally for democracy in Iran held in Paris.

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is the Executive Director of the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Baltimore. For research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him at @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Presenting at 2017 Annual Southern Political Science Association Conference

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SHEEHAN | 2017 Annual Southern Political Science Association Conference | New Orleans, Louisiana | 12-14 Jan 2017

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan – Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs – will both present and chair panels at the 88th Annual Southern Political Science Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on January 12-14, 2017. #PDF

Dr. Sheehan is scheduled to participate in the following panel discussions:

  • Panel: Domestic Politics & International Relations of MENA
    Section: International Relations and Domestic Politics
    Role: Chair
  • Panel: Normative Political Theory: History & Politics
    Section: History and Politics
    Role: Panelist – Gandhi’s War of Resistance: Religious, Secular, and Realist Influences
  • Panel: Human Security, Human Rights, & International Law
    Section: International Politics: Global Issues, IPE, Human Rights
    Role: Chair
  • Panel: Propaganda, Violence, & the Islamic State
    Section: International Politics: Conflict and Security
    Role: Discussant

The Southern Political Science Association is one of the oldest and largest political science organizations in the United States. Founded in 1929, its principle goals are to improve teaching, to promote interest and research in theoretical and practical political problems, to encourage communication, and to develop standards of competence and respect between persons engaged in the professional study and practice of government and politics.

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For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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SHEEHAN | Has the Iran Lobby Set its Sights on the Trump Administration? | Townhall

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SHEEHAN | Has the Iran Lobby Set its Sights on the Trump Administration? | Townhall | Op-Ed | 30 November 2016

On November 30, 2016, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan – Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs – challenged claims made by former U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, and Washington Post columnist, Mr. Josh Rogin, against senior officials under consideration for posts in the Trump White House:

Excerpts via @TownHallcom:

…If allegations levied by Benjamin or Rogin were substantiated by actual evidence, their claims might be credible. They are not. Instead the articles traffic in innuendo that is easily dismissed.

How do I know?

I am the author of three empirical, peer-reviewed journal articles that examine matters involving the exiled Iranian resistance group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), also known as People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). I also penned the foreword to an independent 2013 study undertaken by Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. that addressed the misinformation campaign directed at Western government policies toward the Iranian opposition group. Bloomfield, a former defense and foreign policy official who served three presidents over five administrations in the Pentagon, White House, and State Department, produced the scholarly history of the MEK to challenge conventional wisdom within the Department of State and to prompt fresh policy thinking…

…There is an urgent need for Washington to undertake a thorough counterintelligence investigation of Iran’s influence campaign in the U.S.

After appearing at Townhall, the commentary was republished as the featured post at the Foreign Policy Association and has been shared thousands of times in less than a week.

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Securityin the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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SHEEHAN: Trump’s Torture Stance is Bad Counterterrorism Policy | The Hill | Op-Ed

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SHEEHAN: Trump’s Torture Stance is Bad Counterterrorism Policy | The Hill | Op-Ed | 1 July 2016

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Istanbul on June 28, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan – Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs – questions the wisdom of Donald Trump’s embrace of torture as an appropriate counterterrorism tool. The criticism is situated in the context of studies Dr. Sheehan has undertaken over the past ten years on matters related to evidence-based counterterrorism policy. #PDF #PR

Excerpts:

When force disintegrates into barbarism in asymmetric conflicts, as it was shown to do in footage released in 2003 depicting abuse and humiliation of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, the negative effects are magnified. The photographs of U.S. soldiers and CIA personnel abusing Iraqi prisoners was not simply, as Fareed Zakaria (2005) put it, just “bad public relations”:

Ask any soldier in Iraq when the general population really turned against the United States and he will say, ‘Abu Ghraib.’ A few months before the scandal broke, Coalition Provisional Authority polls showed Iraqi support for the occupation at 63 percent. A month after Abu Ghraib, the number was 9 percent.

The lesson: When you brutalize the enemy, there are negative consequences.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

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Sheehan Named to Advisory Cyber Education Journal Advisory Board

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, has been named to the Advisory Board for the Cyber Education Journal. The newly established, peer-reviewed journal is published by the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center, an academic division of the Cyber Innovation Center.

“The Cyber Education Journal is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access publication devoted to an integrated approach to cyber education. It welcomes submissions from scholars in multiple disciplines that address issues related to teaching and learning about the emergence and proliferation of connected digital technologies in contemporary society. These issues include cybersecurity, sustainability, privacy, workforce development, ethics, autonomous systems, communication, and domestic and international relations. It especially welcomes papers that take multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning about the cyber domain.”

Dr. Sheehan is also currently serving as a consultant on national team of faculty in a Department of Homeland Security sponsored cybersecurity initiative to promote learning through simulation and curriculum design. Dr. Sheehan, a Project Director for the initiative, is contributing to the national expansion of the cyber discovery program through his participation in a series of content-creation seminars that involve scenario generation.

A series of meetings facilitated by the Cyber Innovations Center/National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center, Louisiana Tech University, and key faculty from across the country commenced in December 2015 at the University of Central Arkansas. Additional meetings are scheduled for spring and summer 2016. Meeting Locations 2015-2016:

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore. Sheehan also serves on the Editorial Board for SAGE Open, a peer-reviewed journal of original research in the social and behavioral sciences.

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Sheehan Presenting at 87th Annual Southern Political Science Association Conference

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#Media / #News / #Scholarship / #Inquiries / #UB87th Annual Southern Political Science Association Conference | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 7-9 Jan 2016

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, will present at the 87th Annual Southern Political Science Association Conference at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 7-9, 2016.

Dr. Sheehan is scheduled to appear on the following panels: #PDF

  • Panel: Global Issues from Local Perspectives
    Conceptions of “Regime Change” Amongst the Iranian Opposition and the Implications for Policy
    Section: International Politics – Global Issues and Human Rights
    Roles: Panelist / Chair / Discussant
  • Panel: Innovative Approaches to the Study of Terrorism
    Suicide Terrorism: An Assessment of the Political Science Literature
    Section: International Politics – Conflict and Security
    Roles: Panelist
  • Panel: Terrorism and Domestic Politics
    Section: International Relations and Domestic Politics
    Roles: Chair / Discussant

The theme for the 2016 Southern Political Science Association Annual Annual Conference is Rich and Poor Democracy. The theme reflects an overarching interest in the positive and normative aspects of the inequality in democratic representation. The Southern Political Science Association is one of the oldest and largest political science organizations in the United States. Founded in 1929, its principle goals are to improve teaching, to promote interest and research in theoretical and practical political problems, to encourage communication, and to develop standards of competence and respect between persons engaged in the professional study and practice of government and politics.

Sheehan also recently spoke at the 2015 International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference in New Orleans, the 2015 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Conference in San Francisco, and is scheduled to appear at the 2016 Middle East Dialogue/Policy Studies Organization (MED/PSO) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in February 2016.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Joins Department of Homeland Security Sponsored Cybersecurity Initiative

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, is serving as a consultant on national team of faculty in a Department of Homeland Security sponsored cybersecurity initiative to promote learning through simulation and curriculum design. Dr. Sheehan, a Project Director for the initiative, is contributing to the national expansion of the cyber discovery program through his participation in the content-creation seminars that involve scenario generation.

A series of meetings facilitated by the Cyber Innovations Center/National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center, Louisiana Tech University, and key faculty from across the country commenced in December 2015 at the University of Central Arkansas. Additional meetings will continue in spring and summer 2016 at other universities. Follow updates on this grant funded initiative @ www.professorsheehan.com.

Meeting Locations 2015-2016:

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Trending on ResearchGate After Terror Attacks in Paris

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, had the top trending article in Political Science on ResearchGate.net following the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. The paper was also the most read article in the International Security and Arms Control as well as Political Psychology sections on the site. Learn more about Dr. Sheehan’s scholarship and policy work.

Sheehan’s paper – Has the Global War on Terror Changed the Terrorist Threat? A Time-Series Intervention Analysis – was published in the leading journal Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and featured an evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of the War on Terrorism.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

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SHEEHAN: An Opportunity to Focus on Human Rights in Iran | Al Jazeera | Op-Ed

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SHEEHAN: An Opportunity to Focus on Human Rights in Iran | Al Jazeera | Op-Ed | 28 Sept 2015 | Print #PDF

As the United Nations General Assembly gets underway, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, weighs in at Al Jazeera on the human rights situation in Iran and the unique opportunity before world leaders.

Excerpts:

“The Iranian regime continues to execute its citizens at a higher rate than any U.N. member state. In fact the regime boasts the highest rate of executions per capita in the world, surpassing even China. More than two thousand have been executed on President Hassan Rouhani’s watch in just two years, more than in any similar period in the past twenty-five years.

Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution makes the case that regime change in Teheran is the “best nonproliferation policy.” But regime change from within may also be the best strategy to uphold human rights.

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a mistake by treating Tehran as a fixture of the Middle East landscape but other U.S. officials need not make the same mistake. International law does not simply guarantee sovereignty. It upholds human rights. States are instruments of and by the people, not the other way around.”

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

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SHEEHAN: National Press Club | Iran Nuclear Deal & Congressional Oversight | 4 Aug 2015

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PRESS RELEASE: Iran Nuclear Deal & Congressional Oversight | National Press Club | Washington, D.C. | 4 Aug 2015

Note: Dr. Sheehan’s remarks run from ~ minute 27 – 50. 

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, spoke at the National Press Club on August 4, 2015. Sheehan touched on topics related to congressional oversight of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, scenario likelihood, contingency planning, and the options available to policymakers not satisfied with the choice between war and diplomacy.

Speakers:

Prof. Alan J. Kuperman, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, coordinates the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project.

Prof. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Baltimore.

Chair, Moderator, and Commentator:

Emeritus Prof. Raymond Tanter, University of Michigan, is President of Iran Policy Committee Publishing and former member of the National Security Council staff and Representative of the Secretary of Defense to arms control talks.

Iran Policy Committee Publishing Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP.org)

*Official Press Release*

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2015 Annual Conference for Democracy in Iran

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Louis Freeh, Tom Ridge, Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Frances Townsend, Michael Mukasey

In June 2015 Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, traveled to Paris as part of a distinguished research delegation examining the Iranian opposition in the context of the ongoing P5+1 nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime.

A guest of the organizing committee, Dr. Sheehan met with a series of elected officials while at the meeting to discuss U.S.-Iran policy and his research on regime change.

The annual conference – which featured crowds estimated at 100,000 – is the largest annual gathering of the democratic Iranian opposition in exile. The June event featured remarks by leaders from more than fifty countries, a bipartisan delegation of U.S. policymakers, and prominent academics from around the world. The ongoing nuclear negotiations between the P5+1, democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and the deteriorating situation in neighboring Iraq were discussed.

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

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Sheehan @ 2015 APSA Conference

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, is scheduled to both chair and serve as a discussant for several panels at the 111 Annual American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California between September 3-6. The panels include Foreign Policy of Middle East States and Examining Counterterrorism and Insurgency Policies.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations and Conflict Management and Global Affairs and Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

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Sheehan to Speak at Syracuse University National Security Studies Conference

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan has been invited to speak at a conference – The Global Threat: Emerging Issues in National Security – hosted by the prestigious Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University on February 27-28, 2015.

Dr. Sheehan is also scheduled to speak next week at the 2015 Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA) in New Orleans and the week after at the 2015 Middle East Dialogue (MED) conference hosted by the Policy Studies Organization in Washington, D.C.

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Sheehan Research Profiles Now Available

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SHEEHAN: Are Suicide Terrorists Suicidal? A Critical Assessment of the Evidence

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SHEEHAN: Are Suicide Terrorists Suicidal? A Critical Assessment of the Evidence | Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience | Sept-Oct 2014

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan has published a new peer-reviewed study titled Are Suicide Terrorists Suicidal? A Critical Assessment of the Evidence in the journal Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience.

The literature on suicide terrorism, the most lethal form of terrorist violence, is largely dominated by the fields of Political Science and International Relations where the prevailing wisdom is that suicide terrorists are without mental illness. Individuals who commit acts of suicide terrorism are believed to do so for religious, cultural, strategic, political, or sociological reasons, or because they are driven by hopelessness, revenge, love, hate, despair, or a desire for attention. Whether suicide terrorists suffer from psychopathology, exhibit clinical signs of suicidality/ homicidality, or are otherwise without mental illness and motivated by purely strategic, religious, or political agendas, however, is a matter of contention. Knowing whether suicide terrorists are in fact suicidal has policy implications for prevention, rehabilitation, and the “softer” side of counterterrorism designed to win hearts and minds. This study examines the history of suicide terrorism and the theoretical arguments, as well as empirical evidence, for and against the possibility that suicide terrorists may be suicidal with the goal of placing these arguments in the context of a broader range of explanations for suicide violence. The paper also highlights the need for more systematic data collection using structured diagnostic tools to accurately frame the problem of suicide violence.

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Sheehan Homicidality Tracking Scale (S-HTS) – Dec 14 Updates

Dr. Sheehan is scheduled to present at several international conferences in 2015. For additional research or media related updates and to learn more, follow Dr. Sheehan on Twitter @ProfSheehan.

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