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Nov. 9, 2010

Birmingham-Southern history professor named adjunct fellow of American Security Project

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Randall Law, associate professor of history at Birmingham-Southern College, has been named an adjunct fellow of the American Security Project.

The ASP is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.

"I've known Dr. Law for nearly 20 years and his scholarship and ability to explain current challenges in historical context make him a great addition to ASP," said Dr. Jim Ludes, executive director of the American Security Project.

Law is author of "Terrorism: A History," a survey of the field that was hailed in "The Naval War College Review" as "the quintessential work on the subject." Along with courses on the history of terrorism, Law teaches classes on modern Russia, Europe, and the Cold War. He frequently speaks on the history of terrorism to academic audiences and civic organizations.

He earned his bachelor's degree in Russian from Amherst College, a master's in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Russian and European history from Georgetown University.

"I'm delighted to join the American Security Project as an author, professor, and expert on the history of terrorism," said Law. "ASP's past work has shown considerable depth and exploration on the subjects of domestic radicalization, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and the U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Afghanistan."

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