Trica Bacon

Trica Bacon

assistant professor, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Area of Expertise:
counter terrorism, terrorism, foreign policy, ISIS, ISIL, Boko Haram, al queda, insurgents, intelligence, national security
Additional Information:
Tricia Bacon, worked on counter terrorism for over ten years at the Department of State, including in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Counterterrorism, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Her work on counter terrorism in the intelligence community received numerous accolades, and she conducted research and analysis on counter terrorism in South Asia, North Africa, East Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia. She was also a pre-doctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution, a visiting scholar and terrorism research award recipient at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, and a PRISP Fellow and Presidential Management Fellow at the State Department. Her research focuses on terrorist and insurgent groups' behavior and decision-making, U.S. counter terrorism policy, and the role of intelligence in national security decision-making.
Foreign Language Fluency:
n/a
Academic Credentials:
PhD Georgetown 2013, MA University of Florida 2002
Category:
Terrorism, Counter terrorism, National Security
Site/Profile:
http://www.american.edu/spa/faculty/bacon.cfm