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: 

Areas of Focus:

  • Trust & Safety

  • Extremism

  • Transnational Emerging Threats

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

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