Dr. Mary Beth Altier is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs where she directs the Masters’ Degree concentration in Transnational Security and Initiative on Emerging Threats. Her primary research interests are in political violence, political behavior, and international security. She has over ten years’ experience researching the disengagement and reintegration of violent extremists. Her other research focuses on the social bases of support for political violence, and armed parties in particular, in developed and developing democracies. That research received the American Political Science Association’s Ernst B. Haas Award and the European Politics and Society section’s Best Paper Award. Dr. Altier’s research has been published or is forthcoming in a number of journals including International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and she recently authored a report for the RESOLVE Network on lessons from DDR for the reintegration of violent extremists. Dr. Altier serves on the Editorial Board of Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, ICCT Journal, Journal of Deradicalization, and Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. She has also published in The Washington Post and Lawfare and been quoted in various media outlets including WIRED, USA Today, Vox, The Daily Beast, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Minneapolis Star Tribune. Dr. Altier is a member of the RESOLVE Network’s Research Advisory Council and AVERT Research Network. She holds a PhD and MA in Politics from Princeton University and BAs in Mathematics and History from Drew University.