Mia Bloom

Mia Bloom

The New Face of Terrorism

Who do you picture when you think of a terrorist?


DISCUSSION

Fighting Terrorists

What’s your opinion of the often made assertion: “We fight terrorists in Iraq/Afghanistan so we don’t have to fight them here?”


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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Once a rare and shocking occurrence, the number of females engaging in terrorism in is on the rise. Who are these women and what is driving them to kill? Mia Bloom, a leading expert on suicide terrorism, answers these questions and more.

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ABOUT THE GUEST

Mia Bloom is an Associate Professor in International and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism. Bloom was a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations from 2005-2009, and a fellow at the Institute for World Affairs since 2004. She has taught at the University of Georgia, Cornell, McGill, and held research appointments at Princeton, Rutgers, and Harvard.

Bloom is the author of Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (NY: Columbia University Press, 2005 and 2007) and Bombshell: Women and Terrorism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). Bloom has a PhD in political science from Columbia University, a Masters in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and a Bachelors from McGill University in Russian and Middle East Studies and speaks nine languages. She regularly comments on terrorism events on NPR, PBS, CTV, CNN, CBC, and MTV.

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WHERE TO WATCH

WPSU

Thursday, August 16th at 9pm

ABOUT THE HOST

Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.


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