The American Face of ISIS a CPOST Report

Thu., Feb. 02, 2017    

A new study from the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) at the University of Chicago and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Center finds striking patterns among individuals in the United States considered ISIS supporters, including a large number are U.S.-born citizens and engaged in society.

The American Face of ISIS: An analysis of ISIS-related terrorism in the U.S., March 2014-August 2016 challenges widely held assumptions that ISIS supporters are uneducated, isolated and unemployed, while finding almost no refugees among the group studied. The report focuses on 112 U.S. ISIS supporters identified through court documents and other materials.

Produced by CPOST, a leading U.S.-based research center on international terrorism, and ASPI, a non-partisan Australian think tank, the report is one of the most comprehensive non-governmental studies of such individuals ever done.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 3 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Vault Conference Room, 33 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602 SPEAKERS:

  • Robert Pape, CPOST director and professor at the University of Chicago
  • Keven Ruby, CPOST research consultant and report co-author

For questions, please contact Mark Peters at or 773.702.8356.