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Sprinzak to discuss the rise of hyperterrorism, Feb. 11

The Rise of the Hyperterrorist" is the topic to be explored by Ehud Sprinzak, dean of the Lauder School of Government, Policy and Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel, in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Sprinzak previously served as the academic director of the Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship Program and as a professor of political science at Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 1992 until 2001. He has taught and written extensively on public affairs, Israeli society, violence, terrorism and religious fundamentalism and is one of Israel's leading authorities on these subjects.

Sprinzak's book, "The Ascendance of Israel's Radical Right," won Israel's 1992 Michael Landau Prize for best political science book on Israel and the Middle East. His most recent book, "Brother Against Brother: Extremism and Violence in Israel from Atlalena to the Rabin Assassination," was published in 1999. Sprinzak is associate editor of the journal Terrorism and Political Violence and has served as a consultant to several Labor government agencies.

He spent the 1997-98 academic year as a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., where he focused on the dynamics of insurgent terrorism and the development of early-warning terrorism indicators.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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