Edward A. Turzanski


Templeton Fellow

Co-Chairman - Center for the Study of Terrorism

Research Areas:

Terrorism, Intelligence, Espionage, National Security (US Policy)

Edward A. Turzanski the FPRI Templeton Fellow and Co-Chair of its Center for the Study of Terrorism – is a Professor of Political Science and History at La Salle University in Philadelphia, and a Senior Scholar with the American Institute for History Education (AIHE).  His research focus includes Intelligence and Espionage, Terrorism and Counterterrorism, U.S. National Security Policy, the American Presidency, and Social and Cultural Commentary. Professor Turzanski is a Life Member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), having served with the U.S. Intelligence Community in postings throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe during the Reagan Administration; and he was a member of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Anti-Terror Advisory Committee throughout the George W. Bush Administration. Since 9-11, he has regularly offered commentary on national security, political, intelligence and terror-related issues on more than four-dozen media outlets throughout North America and has been a frequent contributor to Canada’s CTV News in Toronto and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.  Professor Turzanski also regularly appears on LBC radio in London, and is occasionally heard on CNN and CNN Headline News, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Turkish National Television, and other international outlets.  In 2011, he was named the first-ever Scholar-in-Residence for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and is a panelist on Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI TV 6’s “Inside Story.” Professor Turzanski is a Life Member of the National Association of Scholars, and in addition to his academic and media work, serves as Counsel to the President of La Salle University, President of the Board of Directors of the National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center Educational Foundation, a Member of the Aria Health Foundation Board, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Union League of Philadelphia.

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