“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.”
― Albert Einstein
The National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education Center strives to understand, prevent, and counteract terrorist violence. The NCITE Center will do this by heading a consortium of academics who study terrorist behavior and the best ways to stop it. The goal is to translate research into tools for frontline Homeland Security professionals.
"NCITE provides a vehicle for all of us to use our professional training and personal experiences to help fight violent groups who have already formed and help prevent individuals from ever joining one in the first place. It’s a complex problem that calls on all of our talents, energies, and resources. NCITE allows for focused collaboration across disciplines, and institutions."
― Gina Ligon, founder
"The goal of all science should be to improve the human condition. This is especially paramount in the study of those things that relate to violence, well-being, liberty, and equality. The goal of this center is to understand, prevent, and counteract the violent issues that so often plague humankind."
― Doug Derrick, founder