Brigitte L. Nacos, a long-time U.S. correspondent for newspapers in Germany, received a Ph.D. BLNacos.jpgin political science from Columbia University, where she has been teaching courses on American politics and government in the Political Science Department for more than 15 years. Her research concentrates on the links between the media, public opinion, and decision-making, and on domestic and international terrorism and counterterrorism.

Besides publishing many articles and several book chapters, she is the author of The Press, Presidents, and Crises (Columbia University Press, 1990); Terrorism and the Media: From the Iran Hostage Crisis to the World Trade Center Bombing (Columbia University Press, 1994); Terrorism and the Media: From the Iran Hostage Crisis to the Oklahoma City Bombing (Columbia University Press, 1996), and Mass-Mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). She is co-author (with Lewis J. Edinger) of From Bonn to Berlin: German Politics in Transitition (Columbia University Press, 1998), and co-editor (with Robert Y. Shapiro and Pierangelo Isernia) of Decisionmaking in a Glass House (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Her most recent book, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding Threats and Responses in the Post-9/11 World, was published by Longman in July 2005. Her regular blog is Reflectivepundit. | External Site |


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