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Faculty Details

Richard Chasdi

Richard Chasdi, Ph.D. 

  • Title
  • Associate Professor
  • Education
  • Brief Description
  • Before joining Walsh College as a Professor in September 2013, Dr. Chasdi taught at Wayne State University and the University of Windsor. His B.A. is from Brandeis University, his M.A. is from Boston College, and his Ph.D. is from Purdue University in Political Science. Dr. Chasdi has a long and distinguished career in consulting and international problem solving in the security arena, in particular international conflict resolution and mediation. He is the author of three books and several articles and book chapters in refereed publications.

    Dr. Chasdi teaches International Security, International Business Management, and Culture and Doing Business in the Middle East. He also teaches an undergraduate course in Public Administration. He is an internationally recognized specialist in terrorism and counter-terrorism studies and his research interests include multinational corporations’ security in an increasingly globalized world. 

    Dr. Chasdi holds a Special Term Appointment (STA) with Argonne National Laboratory University of Chicago. He is also an Associate Member at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago.

    Dr. Chasdi has national and international media exposure with interviews for Newsweek, China Central Television (CCTV-America), British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) Mundo, The American Prospect and National Public Radio (NPR).  He writes blogs for The Huffington Post and has also served as a news consultant about Middle Eastern affairs, terrorism, and counter-terrorism for several television networks in Detroit.

    His book,  Serenade of Suffering: A Portrait of Middle East Terrorism, 1968-1993 (Lexington Books, 1999) received Choice magazine’s “Outstanding Academic Title” in 2000 in the field of international relations.

    Dr. Chasdi was a Distinguished Fellow at the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) in Washington, D.C.,  and a deputy to Dr. Sheila Ronis, who was the chair of PNSR’s Vision Working Group.

    Dr. Chasdi is a member of the Editorial Board of the on-line journal, Perspectives on Terrorism: A Journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative. He has also served as a member of the International Advisory Board  for Terrorism: An Electronic Journal (TEJ) 

    On January 6th 2015,  Dr. Chasdi presented findings from his latest book, Counterterror Offensives for the Ghost War World: The Rudiments of Counterterrorism Policy (Lexington Books, 2010) in his talk, “A Comparison of Israeli and American Counterterror Practice Characteristics”  at the Forum of National Security Concept at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel-Aviv, Israel.  In addition, Dr. Chasdi’s paper “Center for Radicalization Prevention: A Model of Government Response to ‘Lone Wolf” Terrorist Assaults” will be published by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme as a part of conference proceedings from the “Advanced Research Workshop- “Lone Actors – An Emerging Security Threat” held in November, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Last Updated: January 2015