Ivan Sascha Sheehan is an Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore where he is Director of the Negotiation and Conflict Management and Global Affairs and Human Security graduate programs in the School of Public and International Affairs.
Dr. Sheehan’s research focuses on the intersection of transnational terrorism, counterterrorism, and international conflict management. He frequently speaks on policy-oriented matters in Washington, D.C. and participates in scholarly conferences around the world. Sheehan’s early scholarship – including his first book and several journal articles – involved quantitative analyses of terrorism incident data and examined the impact of preemptive force on terrorist activity. Since this time, he has published in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to evidence-based counterterrorism policy, terrorism courses, terror tagging, counterinsurgency, suicide terrorism, and regime change from within. Dr. Sheehan’s latest work has involved both peer-reviewed scholarship and policy-oriented writing on the Islamic Republic of Iran and their democratic political opposition.
Over the past ten years, Sheehan has addressed diverse audiences from academic forums in Europe and at Harvard Law School to policymakers in the U.S. Congress and the National Press Club. Dr. Sheehan continues to serve as a consultant on a range of international conflict issues and public policy matters.
Between 2007-2009 Sheehan served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston in the John W. McCormack School of Policy Studies. He previously taught at Bentley College, Tufts University, and George Mason University, after receiving his Ph.D. in 2006.
Dr. Sheehan’s articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The Washington Times, The Hill, Roll Call, The Baltimore Sun, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, UPI, Townhall.com and numerous academic journals. His book When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash: The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity was published in 2007.
||Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2015. “Balancing Ends, Ways, and Means: The Case for Reviving Support for “Regime Change from Within” in Iran." The Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, Syracuse university, pp. 27-36. |
||Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2014. What Is “Regime Change From Within?” Unpacking the Concept in the Context of Iran. Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), Wiley/ Policy Studies Organization, Vol. 23, Issue 2, 385-403.|
||Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2014. “Conflict Transformation as Counterinsurgency.” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Routledge/ Taylor and Francis Group, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp. 121-128.|
||Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2013. Challenging a Terrorist Tag in the Media: Framing the Politics of Resistance and an Iranian Opposition Group. Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), Wiley-Blackwell / Policy Studies Organization, Vol. 22, Issue 2, 229-261.|
||Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2012. Mapping Contemporary Terrorism Courses at Top-Ranked National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States. Perspectives On Terrorism, 6(2).|
|| Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2011. Assessing and Comparing Terrorism Data Sources. In C. Lum and L. W. Kennedy (Eds.), Evidence-Based Counterterrorism Policy. New York, NY: Springer.|
|| Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2009. Has the War on Terrorism Changed the Terrorist Threat? Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Routledge/ Taylor and Francis Group, Volume 32/ Issue 8, 743 – 761.|
|| Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2007. When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash: The War on Terrorism and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity, Youngstown, New York: Cambria Press.|
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