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Gabriel Weimann

Former Public Policy Fellow


    February 5, 2018 — July 1, 2018

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of Communication, University of Haifa, Israel.

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation"

    Full Biography

    Gabriel Weimann is a Full Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication at Haifa University, Israel. His research interests include the study of media effects, political campaigns, new media technologies and their social impact, persuasion and influence, media and public opinion, modern terrorism and the mass media. His most recent book, Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation, was based on research he conducted at the Wilson Center and was published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Columbia University Press in 2015. He has published many other books, including Communicating Unreality (Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2000); The Influentials: People Who Influence People (State University of New York Press, 1995); The Theater of Terror (New York: Longman, 1994); Hate on Trial (Toronto: Mosaic, 1986); The Singaporean Enigma (Jerusalem: Tzivonim, 2001); Terror on the Internet (Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2006); Freedom and Terror (London: Routledge, 2011); and Social Research in Israel (Jerusalem: Tzivonim). His papers and research reports (7 monographs and more than 160 publications), have been published in scientific journals and books. He received numerous grants and awards from international foundations and was a Visiting Professor at various universities including University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Hofstra University, American University DC, University of Maryland, Lehigh University (USA), University of Mainz (Germany), Carleton University (Canada) and the National University of Singapore. 

    Major Publications

    • Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Columbia University Press, 2015)
    • Terror on the Internet: The New Arena, The New Challenges (United States Institute of Peace Press, 2006)
    • “The Psychology of Mass-mediated Terrorism,” American Behavioral Scientist 52(1) (2008): 69-86.
    • (With Abraham Kaplan) Freedom and Terror: Reason and Unreason in Politics (Routledge, 2011)

    Previous Terms

    September 2013-May 2014