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Murray's Anti-terrorism Fellowship in Israel Brings New Meaning to 'Intensive Course'

As the threat of terror continues worldwide, Gregg R. Murray has found that its ebb and flow--the life-cycle, so to speak, of terrorist acts and their aftermath--directly correlate to voter turnout and citizens' willingness to exchange freedom for safety.

Murray, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Political Science, teaches courses on political behavior. One of his research interests is studying how terrorist acts affect that political behavior.


The Political Science department supervises the following degree and certificate programs:

Dual Degree Programs

The department also participates in both the Latin American and Iberian Studies program and the Russian Language and Area Studies program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree; a minor in women’s studies; Honors College programs; and Arts and Sciences minors in urban studies, international studies, ethnic studies, Asian studies, and religion studies.