Jessica Stern

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In Interview, News on January 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

BU Today profiles Jessica. November 14, 2016.

Jessica testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee at the hearing “Inside the Mind of ISIS: Understanding Its Goals and Ideology to Better Protect the Homeland.” January 20, 2016.

Michiko Kakutani recommends “ISIS: The State of Terror” in the New York Times’ Top Books of 2015. December 10, 2015.

The Washington Post names “ISIS: The State of Terror” notable non-fiction of 2015. November 18, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal names “ISIS: The State of Terror” “one of ten must-read books on the evolution of terrorism in the Middle East.” November 17, 2015.

Boston University profiles Jessica’s new appointment as a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies. November 11, 2015.

Nieman Scholar cites “Denial: A Memoir of Terror” as a must read narrative. Septmeber 9, 2014.

Appearance on PBS NewsHour on foreign fighters in the Islamic State.

Interview with Gluck Radio on the realities of PTSD.  August 1, 2014.

Interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin on the meaning of Al-Qaeda’s split with the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria. February 9, 2014.

Keynote lecture at the Symposium on Guilt and Shame in Amsterdam, Netherlands. January 15, 2014.

Appearance on the BBC’s NewsHour program discussing Al Qaeda’s revival and the extent to which it is linked to the Arab Spring. January 3, 2014.

Jessica’s Interview on Gesprek op 2 in The Netherlands

In Interview on January 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Check out Jessica’s interview on the TV show “Gesprek op 2” after her resent TEDx presentation in The Netherlands. She talks about her book Denial and how her own experiences relate to her studies of terrorists. The beginning is in Dutch, however the actual interview is in English. Enjoy!

Jessica talks at TEDx Amsterdam 2011 “A Powerful Tool to Prevent Future Terror”

In Interview on January 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

Jessica gives a presentation at the 2011 TEDx Amsterdam Women Conference. She reveals a revolutionary idea with the potential to transform counterterrorism. The project is aimed at amplifying the voices of former terrorists who have left their terrorist organizations.

Jessica on Al-Qaida and the Arab Spring

In Interview on April 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Jessica says terrorism runs in waves, but we can look forward to Al-Qaida’s ultimate demise. However, in the immediate term, all terrorists, especially this group, are experts at taking advantage of chaos, and we are seeing a lot of chaos now.

Listen to more of Jessica’s insight on terrorism and the Arab Spring on On Point with Tom Ashbrook, aired April 25.

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Men are also raped in the military, not just women – Jessica

In Interview on March 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Jessica says there is so much ignorance on what rape is and how common it is and how it adversely affects our military. Men are also victims of rape in the military.

Listen to the full interview with Jessica on Radio Boston.

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TIME on Jessica’s Terror and Trauma

In Denial, Interview on November 18, 2010 at 12:58 am

Maia Szalavitz (TIME) converses with Jessica Stern about her pursuit to uncover the almost forgotten details of a childhood trauma that exposed the denial that gripped a community. The story is retold in Jessica’s latest book, “DENIAL: A Memoir of Terror.”

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Jessica’s interview with Five Books

In Denial, Interview on November 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Five Books (The Best Five Books on Everything) interviewed Jessica Stern on Denial, PTSD, and the effect of her childhood trauma to her expertise on terrorism today. Coming out on November 9.

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Danish Press looks at “Denial”

In Denial, Interview, News on November 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

The past week saw Danish press giving “Denial: A Memoir of Terror” a closer look. Click on the following links for the features:

Weekendavisen (will open in .pdf format)

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On NECN with Jim Braude

In Denial, Interview, News on July 31, 2010 at 1:08 am

Jessica openly discusses the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder brought by the trauma of being raped at the age of 15. Listen to the interview with Jim Braude.

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Conversation about “Denial” and PTSD

In Denial, Interview on July 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Robin Young (WBUR, Here & Now) interviews Jessica about her memoir “Denial,” and discuss the academic and research aspect involving the trauma of her past, PTSD and forms of violence and abuse, and how these can be related to terror and terrorism.

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