Alon Burstein is a native Jerusalemite, and is the receiver of the President Scholarship at the Hebrew University. He holds a Bachelor's degree (Political Science and History of the Jewish People) and a Master's degree (Political Science) from the Hebrew University, as well as another Master's degree (Public Policy and Public Administration) from Concordia University. His research examines different ways in which terror groups incorporate religion into their ideology as a facet of explaining their overall activity. His articles have been published in the journals Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Journal of Israeli Studies, Sage Research Methods, and International Interactions.
Doctoral student, department of Political Science
Dissertation title: Terrorizing God's Enemies: The influence of religion on terror group activity
Supervisor: Prof. Eitan Alimi