The Center on Terrorism, Extremism, Counterterrorism collaborates with world-renowned faculty and their graduate students in the Middlebury Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program
Our research informs private, government, and multilateral institutional understanding of and responses to terrorism threats.
CTEC is a mixed-methods research center, meaning that our experts and students use analytic tradecraft, data science, and linguistics. We train our students and the wider MIIS community on skills that are in demand from government agencies, international organizations, technology companies, and financial institutions.
CTEC is integrated into the curriculum of several Middlebury Institute degree and certificate programs, giving students opportunities to gain real-world work experience as paid research assistants:
Areas of Focus
Threat Finance and Sanctions
Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
| by Mark C. Anderson
A multidisciplinary group of Institute students traveled to D.C. to present the AI tool they developed in the national finals of Invent2Prevent.
CTEC announces the publication of Dr. Amy Cooter’s new book, 'Nostalgia, Nationalism, and the US Militia Movement'
| by Ian Driscoll
Her new book sheds light on the contemporary world of US militias.
Dr. Petrich is a faculty member at the Middlebury Institute and an established expert on transnational violent extremism and terrorism threats, violent criminal networks, and insurgency.
Events and Expertise
CTEC hosts and supports numerous events, including a speaker series.Upcoming Events
CTEC appreciates the work done by other scholars to address the causes and consequences of a variety of extremism. Here, our researchers and analysts share their thoughts on new research, studies that have had a lasting influence on our field, and other impactful issues while drawing from their own expertise to help contextualize findings.Read the Latest
Faculty and staff provide CTEC leadership and expertise.Meet the Experts