Thomas Hegghammer (CV) is an academic specialist on violent Islamism. He is currently senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and adjunct professor of political science at the University of Oslo.
Dr. Hegghammer 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 the U.S. Congress and British Parliament, written op-eds for the New York Times and al-Sharq al-Awsat, and appeared on CNN's Amanpour and Anderson Cooper shows.
Selected recent publications
- "Flyktningkrisens radikaliseringsutfordringer", Aftenposten, 21. september 2016
- "EU-forskning koster Norge dyrt", Aftenposten, 25. mai 2016
- "The jihadist digital empowerment revolution", World Watch: Expert Notes, January 2016
- The Soft Power of Militant Jihad, New York Times (Sunday Review), 18 December 2015
- "To Combat ISIS, Europe Must Do More to Police Social Media", New York Times Room for Debate (20 November 2015)
- "Assessing the Islamic State’s Commitment to Attacking the West" (with Petter Nesser), Perspectives on Terrorism (5 August 2015)
- Guest edited special issue of Perspectives on Terrorism on Islamic State (5 August 2015)
- Edited Book: Saudi Arabia in Transition, Cambridge University Press (5 March 2015)
Selected interviews and presentations
- "The price of privacy" [video, from 22:00], New York Review of Books/Fritt Ord conference on "Technology and the Human Future", Oslo, 21 October 2016
- "Terrorism - trends and prospects" [video, from 1:10:40], Global Outlook, Arendal, 15 August 2016
- "Why Terrorists Weep", Paul Wilkinson Memorial Lecture, University of St Andrews, 16 April 2015