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Faculty in the Spotlight: Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim

This program aired on February 21, 2019.

Listen to Citadel professor Muhammad Fraser-Rahim on NPR’s “On Point”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

An American woman joined the Islamic State, went to Syria, married three ISIS fighters and called for attacks on Americans. But now, she says she was brainwashed, is rejecting extremism and wants to come back — with her child.

She says she’s willing to face justice here in the U.S., but should she be allowed to come home? Click here to listen. 

As seen live at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

While groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda have lost ground in the Middle East, terrorist attacks and extremist ideologies have spread across many African nations. Whether it’s the continued presence of Boko Haram in Nigeria or more recent attacks on the Ivory Coast and in Burkina Faso, terrorism is a growing problem in Africa.

Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, Ph.D., executive director of Quilliam in North America and assistant professor in The Citadel’s Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, and Katherine Zimmerman, research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and research manager for AEI’s Critical Threats Project, discuss options for responding to these threats. Click here to watch the video. 


Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, Ph.D., an assistant professor in The Citadel Department of Intelligence and Security Studies is the author of Enslaved and Freed African Muslims: Spiritual Wayfarers in the South and Lowcountryan online exhibit launched Oct. 26. Click here to read more. 

As seen in Quilliam International, by Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, executive professor of Quilliam International and assistant professor at The Citadel. Click here to read. 


Faculty in the Spotlight: Dr. Carl Jensen

Intelligence, homeland and cyber security issues are constantly in the news – from the Russian elections interference to Facebook hacks to the recent rash of pipe bomb mailings.  Which is why our next guest’s Lowcountry university recently launched a degree program focused on intelligence and security.

Mike Switzer interviews Carl Jensen, Co-Director of the Citadel Center for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Studies at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Click here to listen to the interview. 


Faculty in the Spotlight: LTC Michael Brady

As heard on the The Live Drop

Weekly episodes of this podcast feature guests, which The Live Drop calls “Assets” in classic spy style, from various professions that relate to or directly involve Cold War and intel experiences. Mark is not just the creator and host of The Live Drop, he is also a West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm and was stationed in Berlin at the end of the Cold War.

Episode 11

ASSET: Michael Brady

Mark Valley chats with Michael Brady, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, career intelligence professional, and the author of several spy novels. He teaches at The Citadel (Military College of South Carolina), encouraging and patiently guiding his cadets and students to backup their choices with solid intelligence. More information about Michael and his work can be found at Michael Brady

Listen to the podcast here.


Michael Brady discusses what inspired him to join the military and what leadership skills he gained over the years. Click here to read LTC Brady's interivew with the School of Humanities &Social Sciences. 


Department Highlights 

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Members of The Citadel's Intelligence Club pose with Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, the former Foreign Minister of Estonia and current Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Ambassador Kaljurand is also a Fellow in the Citadel's Center for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Studies.


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