northeastern university seal
Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
More Events
Jan 22 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Rules for Rebels” Book Lecture

Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University

Event Website

Imagine you’re the leader of a militant group. What would you do to win? In a provocative new book, Rules for Rebels, Max Abrahms analyzes the political plights of hundreds of militant groups throughout world history from the African National Congress to the Islamic State and reveals that successful militant leaders have followed three rules. Although counterintuitive, these “rules for rebels” are based on original insights from the fields of political science, psychology, criminology, economics, management, marketing, communication, and sociology. It turns out there’s a science to victory in militant history. But even rebels must follow rules.

Please join the Global Resilience Institute for a book lecture Tuesday, January 22nd from 12:00-1:00pm in Raytheon Amphitheater.

Drinks and desserts will be provided. RSVP is required.

To register, visit:

About the Author: Dr. Max Abrahms is an expert on the subject of terrorism and counterterrorism. He is an assistant professor of political science and public policy and an affiliate at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. Abrahms frequently fields interviews about terrorism and counterterrorism with the Atlantic, Associated Press, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNN International, Newsweek, New York Times, Voice of America, Washington Post, and other media outlets. He has held numerous fellowships and other affiliations with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Empirical Studies of Conflict project at Princeton University, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy, the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, the Center for the Study of Terrorism in Rome, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, the economics department at Bar Ilan University, the political science department at Johns Hopkins University, and the Belfer Center at Harvard University. Abrahms advises government agencies such as the National Intelligence Council, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center.