Prof. Hoffman is an Associate Professor Political Science and courtesy faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University in Indiana, United States
He is an expert on international security issues, focusing on the scientific study of emotions in counter-terrorism and foreign policy. Working at the nexus of political psychology, media studies and international politics, he is the author of Building Trust: Overcoming Suspicion in International Conflict as well as articles in journals such as The Journal of Conflict Resolution (forthcoming), Political Research Quarterly (2013), Terrorism and Political Violence (2010), and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2007) among others. His book-in-progress, provisionally titled The Counterterrorism Press, examines the political impact of media coverage of terrorism and counterterrorism. He has been invited to present his work in the United States and Europe, served as part of a scholarly advisory groups to the U.S. Air Force, and participated in a workshop run by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. His commentary on Middle East politics has appeared in print, on-line and television media outlets in the United States from the Indianapolis Star to the Huffington Post.
Prof. Hoffman talks to us about the psychological impacts terrorism has on government policy, how Israel can be a case-study of a nation dealing with terrorism on a daily basis and what might be the ramifications of such a reality on the psychic of the individual.
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