Thomas Hegghammer (CV) is an academic specialist on terrorism and political violence. He is currently Zuckerman fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University and a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) in Oslo.
He is the author and co-author of several books, including Jihad in Saudi Arabia (Cambridge 2010), al-Qaida in its own words (Harvard 2008) and The Meccan Rebellion (Amal 2011). He has published widely in academic journals, including the American Political Science Review and International Security. He has testified in parliamentary hearings in Canada and Denmark, written op-eds for the New York Times and the Guardian, and appeared on CNN's Amanpour and Anderson Cooper shows.
- "The Riyadh Bombings: Ten Years and Ten Lessons Later", al-Sharq al-Awsat, 13 May 2013 (in Arabic and English)
- Jihad in Saudi Arabia published in Arabic translation (4 March 2013)
- "The recruiter's dilemma: Signalling and rebel recruitment tactics" (gated link only), Journal of Peace Research 50, 1 (30 January 2013)
- "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists' Choice between Domestic and Foreign Fighting", American Political Science Review 107, 1; datasets (.xls) available here and here (28 January 2013)
- Entries on "terrorism" and "suicide" in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (26 October 2012)
- Appointed to the advisory expert group of Statoil's InAmenas investigation (26 February 2013)
- Research profiled in the Norwegian weekly Morgenbladet (22 August 2012)
- Testimony before the 22 July Commission (17 January 2012)
- Silver medal of the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award (5 September 2011)