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SCHMID Alex P. 
British political scientist and academic
Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews

Career: Alex Schmid is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews. Prior to this appointment in May 2006, Professor Schmid served as Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations’ Terrorism Prevention Branch in Vienna, where, from 1999 to 2005, he held the position of a Senior Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer. Before joining the United Nations, Alex Schmid held the Synthesis Chair on Conflict Resolution at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He also taught International Relations at the Department of Political Sciences of Leiden University where he acted as Research Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Research Programme on Causes of Human Rights Violations (PIOOM). He was an Einstein Fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and served on the Executive Board of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme. Professor Schmid is a member of the World Society of Victimology and a Senior Fellow of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism. He is also a Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Netherlands and a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Violent Radicalisation. Alex Schmid is co-editor of the journal Terrorism and Political Violence (see url below).


Publications include: Political Terrorism; more than 150 reports and publications


Contact details: Address: Room 233, School of International Relations, St Andrews University, Arts Faculty Building, Library Park, The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AX, Scotland; Tel: +44 (0)1334 462933; Fax: +44 (0)1334 463005; Email: aps10@st-andrews.ac.uk ; Website: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/intrel/ ; Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09546553.asp/ .




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