JUNEAU - The Juneau World Affairs Council will sponsor Mia Bloom to speak on "Suicide Terrorism" at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
Bloom is the author of "Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror" and an edited volume, "Living Together After Ethnic Killing," with Roy Licklider, regarding post civil war reconciliation. Her research on female terrorists appears in the June/July 2007 issue of the Department of State's: Countering the Terrorists' Mentality.
Bloom is completing a book on rape and war, articles on women and terrorism, and the 1990 "proxy bomb" campaign in Northern Ireland co-authored with Dr. John Horgan.
Bloom is an assistant professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at the University of Georgia in Athens and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell, Harvard and McGill Universities. She has a doctorate in political science from Columbia University, a masters in Arab studies from Georgetown University and a bachelors from McGill University in Russian and Middle East studies. She speaks nine languages.
She regularly appears on CNN, Fox News, CSPAN, NBC Nightly News and has been interviewed by Jim Lehrer, Ted Koppel and Jesse Pearson for MTV.
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