"Precision Terror: Suicide Bombing as Control Technology"
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave.
Jeffrey Lewis received his bachelor’s in history from Case Western Reserve University in 1992, and his master’s and Ph.D. in European history from The Ohio State University in 1994 and 2002. His dissertation was on the history of molecular biology in 20th century Germany.
Lewis’s research focuses on the history of science and technology, particularly their importance for national security policy. He has published several articles and book chapters on the history of biology as well as on technology and security issues. He is currently revising his dissertation for publication as a book tentatively titled Scientists after Hitler: Molecular Biology Research in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Lewis was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant in 1999-2000, a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grant in 2001, and a guest scholar post at Germany’s Max-Planck-Society for the Advancement of the Sciences in 2002.
Since January 2003, Lewis has been teaching in OSU’s International Studies Program, where his courses focus on current security issues. Among those courses are Terror and Terrorism; The Development and Control of ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’; and Science, Technology, and the Cold War.
His article “Precision Terror: Suicide Bombing as Control Technology” will appear in Terrorism and Political Violence this spring.