"Jihad Joe" Book Launch


The Homeland Security Policy Institute hosted J.M. Berger for a Policy and Research Forum Event to discuss his book "Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go To War In The Name Of Islam." Berger's book represents the first comprehensive look at the phenomenon of American jihadists.

Featured Speaker:

J.M. Berger, Author, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam

J.M. Berger is author of the new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam. A journalist with more than 20 years experience in virtually every media platform, Berger has worked for and with television productions (National Geographic Channel, Al Jazeera, NRK, Fox News), radio (NPR, PRI), newspapers (Boston Globe, Pittsburgh Business Times), and New Media (Nielsen Norman Group, Intelwire.com, and more). An expert in terrorism, he also writes about business, technology and science.

Moderated By:

Frank J. Cilluffo, Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute

Frank J. Cilluffo, an Associate Vice President at The George Washington University leads GW's homeland security efforts on policy, research, education, and training. Cilluffo directs the multi-disciplinary Homeland Security Policy Institute, a nonpartisan “think and do tank” that builds bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through a multi and interdisciplinary approach.


Bergen, Peter and Bruce Hoffman. (2010) "Assessing the Terrorist Threat." Washington, DC; Bipartisan Policy Center.

Bjelopera, Jerome P., Mark A. Randol. (2010) “American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat.” Washington, DC; Congressional Research Service.

Cilluffo, Frank J., Jeffrey B. Cozzens, and Magnus Ranstorp. (2010) "Foreign Fighters: Trends, Trajectories & Conflict Zones." Washington, DC; Homeland Security Policy Institute.

Elliott, Andrea. (2010) "The Jihadist Next Door." New York, NY; The New York Times

Johnson, Toni. (2010). “Threat of Homegrown Islamist Terrorism.” Washington, DC; Council on Foreign Relations.

Madhani, Aamer. (2010). "Cleric al-Awlaki dubbed 'bin Laden of the Internet.'" McLean, VA; USA Today

About HSPI's Policy & Research Forum Series

HSPI's Policy & Research Forum Series spotlights cutting-edge security policy solutions and innovative research. The Series is designed to provide thought leaders in the United States and abroad with a uniquely constructive venue in which to discuss current and future security issues and challenges.