Worcester Business Journal Highlights Nichols-Worcester State Counterterrorism Studies Program Partnership

By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE The Nichols College-Worcester State University counterterrorism studies partnership is featured in a Dec. 24, 2018, Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) article about college partnerships. The story – headlined: “Focus on Money: Colleges Will Offer More Value for Students While Looking to Generate More Revenue” – includes a photo of Master of Science in Counterterrorism Studies […]

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 Nichols College Counterterrorism Professor, National Guard Commander During Boston Marathon Bombing Response, Shares Statement on Pipe Bomb Discoveries

Updated: Oct. 26, 2018   By BRIGADIER GENERAL (ret.) PAUL GREGORY SMITH Although the motivation behind the recent distribution of numerous pipe bombs won’t be certain until the perpetrators are apprehended, it is likely that this is an act of violent extremism. The FBI defines violent extremism as, “encouraging, condoning, justifying, or supporting the commission […]

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 Nichols Counterterrorism Program Speaker Series: Dr. Monde Muyangwa to Address Violent Extremism in Africa

Monde Muyangwa, Ph.D., director of the Washington, D.C.-based Wilson Center’s Africa Program, will address on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, United States strategic interests in Africa with respect to counterterrorism and countering violent extremism, as part of the Nichols College Master of Science in Counterterrorism Guest Speaker Series. This free event is open to the public […]

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 Media Seek Nichols Counterterrorism Expert’s Perspective on Columbia Gas Explosions

DUDLEY, Mass.—Counterterrorism expert Professor Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D., director of Nichols College’s Counterterrorism Studies graduate program, was interviewed by media outlets for her take on the Sept. 13, 2018, Columbia Gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley communities of Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Mass. The Master of Science in Counterterrorism Studies is the first graduate program […]

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 Lawrence, Andover-area Fires, Explosions: Nichols Counterterrorism Expert Shares Perspective

DUDLEY, Mass. — Sept. 13, 2018 — Regarding the fires and gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, below is a statement from Massachusetts-based counterterrorism expert Professor Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D., director of Nichols College’s Counterterrorism Studies graduate program. Nichols College is in Dudley, Mass. She’s available tonight to speak with a reporter. STATEMENT: While […]

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 Worcester State Partnership with Nichols Provides Cost-Effective Path to Counterterrorism Master’s

By LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE and NANCY SHEEHAN  WORCESTER—Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D., and Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney entered an agreement August 14, 2018, that will reduce the cost of earning a Nichols master’s degree in counterterrorism, a subject area that has become increasingly important in today’s world. President Engelkemeyer traveled […]

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 Worcester State President Maloney and Nichols President Engelkemeyer to Announce 4+1 Counterterrorism Master’s Program

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14, 2018; 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: President’s Conference Room (map) Room 255 Shaughnessy Administration Building Worcester State University 486 Chandler Street Worcester, MA 01602 WHO: Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D. Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney WSU Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Russ Pottle […]

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 State Lawmakers Hear Testimony from Nichols College Counterterrorism Faculty

BY LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE BOSTON—Nichols College counterterrorism graduate program faculty testified May 9, 2018, before the Massachusetts Legislature’s House Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs and the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. The public hearing, which focused on cyber security, was held amid allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election […]

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 Former Defense Intel Director Lt. General Ronald Burgess Addresses Cybersecurity Threats to Nation

BY LORRAINE U. MARTINELLE DUDLEY, Mass.—Former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. (ret.) Ronald L. Burgess Jr. spoke at Nichols College April 3, 2018, about cybersecurity threats to the United States. The presentation was sponsored by the Nichols College Master of Science in Counterterrorism program. His presentation—titled “The Cyber Threat and Way Ahead”—addressed […]

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 Former Director of U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to Speak as Part of Nichols College Counterterrorism Program

DUDLEY, Mass.—Former director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. (ret.) Ronald L. Burgess Jr. will speak at Nichols College Tuesday, April 3, 2018, about cybersecurity threats to the United States. This special presentation is sponsored by the Nichols College Master of Science in Counterterrorism program. It starts at 2:15 p.m. in Davis Hall, […]

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