Dr. Alex Wilner

Assistant Professor, Carleton University

Alex Wilner is an Assistant Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), Carleton University, where he teaches graduate-level courses on terrorism, cyber security, intelligence, security policy, and strategic foresight. Prof Wilner’s books include Deterring Rational Fanatics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) and Deterring Terrorism: Theory and Practice (eds., Stanford University Press, 2012). He has published academic articles on a variety of topics in International Security, NYU Journal of International Law and PoliticsSecurity Studies, Journal for Deradicalization, Journal of Strategic Studies, Comparative Strategy, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. His current SSHRC-funded research explores state and non-state cyber deterrence. He also recently received funding from the Department of National Defence and other government agencies to convene a conference on strategic foresight in national security policy. Prior to joining NPSIA, Professor Wilner held a variety of positions at Policy Horizons Canada (the Government of Canada’s foresight laboratory), the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, and the ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

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