Marc Sageman

Marc SagemanMarc Sageman: Director of Research, ARTIS; Principal, Sageman Consulting, LLC; First Scholar-in Residence, New York Police Department; Adjunct Associate Professor, School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Private practice in Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; Faculty, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethno-political Conflict & Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania. Various academic positions at the George Washington University, the University of Maryland and the Homeland Security Policy Institute.

Expertise-After 9/11/01, Sageman started collecting biographical material on about 400 al Qaeda terrorists to test the validity of the conventional wisdom on terrorism. As an expert on al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations, he has consulted with various branches of the U.S. Government including the National Security Council, Department of Defense, the combatant Commanders, the National Laboratories, the Department of Homeland Security, various agencies in the U.S. Intelligence Community, the U.S. Secret Service, and numerous law enforcement organizations and foreign governments. Sageman may be the only person to have testified before both the 9/11 Commission in the U.S. and the Beslan Commission in Russia. As a forensic psychiatrist, he has conducted psychiatric evaluations of about 500 murderers.

Fellowships – Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic International Studies; Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Editorial Board, Terrorism and Political Violence.

Government Service – After a tour as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy, he spent a year on the Afghan Task Force. He then went to Islamabad from 1987 to 1989, followed by time in New Delhi from 1989 to 1991.

Publications (Books) – Leaderless Jihad, 2008; Understanding Terror Networks, 2004; both by University of Pennsylvania Press.

Selected Articles – “A Strategy for Fighting International Islamist Terrorists,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 2008, 618: 223-231

“Mutually Assured Support: A Security Doctrine for Terrorist Nuclear Weapons Threats,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 2008, 618: 160-167, co-author w/ Fischhoff, Baruch; Atran, Scott

“The Next Generation of Terror,” Foreign Policy, March/April, 36-42

“First Do No Harm:” Emerging Guidelines for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Reactions, in Rosen, G.M., ed., Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Issues and Controversies, Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2004, co-author w/ J.Herbert

Three Types of Skills for Effective Forensic Psychological Assessments, Assessment, 10 (4): 321-328, 2003.

Challenging the Admissibility of Mental Expert Testimony, The Practical Litigator, 13: 7-17 (January, 2002)

Education – Ph.D., New York University: M.D., New York University; M.A., New York University; A.B., Harvard College. Residency in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.