Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan

University of Baltimore
School of Public and International Affairs

1420 N. Charles Street
College of Public Affairs
Baltimore, Maryland
USA
21201
isheehan@ubalt.edu |  Visit Personal Website


Search Google Scholar
Search for Google Scholar Profile
Dr-ivan-sascha-sheehan-speaking-at-the-u-s-congress_51

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.

Citation:
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.
URL: https://goo.gl/XqHp4p
Citation:
Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2014. “Are Suicide Terrorists Suicidal? A Critical Assessment of the Evidence." Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 11, Issue 9-10, pp. 81–92.
URL: http://innovationscns.epubxp.com/issue/425963/80
Citation:
Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2014. “Status Update on the Sheehan-Suicidality Tracking Scale (S-STS) 2014." Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 11, Issue 9-10, pp. 93–140.
URL: http://innovationscns.com/status-update-on-the-sheehan-suicidality-tracking-scale-s-sts-2014/
Citation:
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.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dome.12055/abstract
DOI: DOI:10.1111/dome.12055
Citation:
Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2014. “Challenging a Terrorist Tag in the Media: Framing the Politics of Resistance and an Iranian Opposition Group,” M. Aman and M.J. Aman (Eds.), New Directions in the Middle East. Washington, DC: Westphalia Press.
URL: http://westphaliapress.org/2014/06/16/new-directions-in-the-middle-east/
DOI: ISBN-13: 978-1941472019
Citation:
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.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2014.876327
DOI: DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2014.876327
Citation:
Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2013. Foreword. In Lincoln P. Bloomfield, The Mujahedin e-Khalq (MEK): Shackled by a Twisted History, University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs Monograph.
URL: http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/news-events/homepage-feature-items/feature-item-57.cfm
DOI: ISBN-13: 978-0615783840
Citation:
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.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dome.12033/abstract
Citation:
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).
URL: http://goo.gl/2pPQv
Citation:
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.
DOI: DOI:10.1007/978-1-4614-0953-3_2
Citation:
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.
DOI: DOI:10.1080/10576100903039270
Citation:
Sheehan, Ivan Sascha. 2007. When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash: The War on Terrorism and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity, Youngstown, New York: Cambria Press.
DOI: ISBN-13: 978-1934043707

Substantive Focus:
Governance
Defense and Security SECONDARY
International Relations PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

TERRORISM COUNTERTERRORISM FOREIGN POLICY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS NATIONAL SECURITY IRAN PUBLIC POLICY