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.

Mixed-Methods Research

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: 

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Research Notes

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.

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Remembering Mike Donnelly

CTEC honors and remembers our friend and colleague, Mike Donnelly. His contributions to the Center and to MIIS will never be forgotten. If you would like to learn more about the Michael Donnelly CTEC Research Fellowship.

Our work is made possible by research grants and gifts from supporters. We appreciate your generosity.

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