In This Installment of Access the Experts
Gina Ligon, Ph.D., Director, National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology and Education (NCITE) Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business Administration answers: “We are almost 20 years removed from the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. How much have American intelligence and counter-terrorism efforts changed since then?”
Gina Ligon, a nationally recognized authority on how extremist groups form and operate, Ligon serves as the director of NCITE at UNO – a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research funded by a 10-year, $36.5 million, grant.
Ligon’s research interests include how leaders move groups from non-violent ideology to violent extremism and how the use of uniforms, symbols, and other formal organizational behaviors can lead to violence.
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