Teaching

Assaf has served on the faculties of the United States Military Academy at West Point (2007-2010) and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (2011-Present). In 2017, Assaf will be on sabbatical in New York, teaching courses at Columbia University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.


Courses Taught

United States Military Academy

  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism, United States Military Academy, West Point, Spring 2010 (Instructor), Fall 2010 (Course Director and Instructor)
  • International Relations, United States Military Academy, West Point, Fall 2009
  • Advanced Terrorism Studies Seminar, United States Military Academy, West Point, Fall 2008 (Course Director and Instructor)
  • Terrorism: The New Challenges, United States Military Academy, West Point, Spring 2008 (Instructor)

Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

  • Formal Terrorist Actors, MA level, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, Fall 2016
  • Informal Terrorist Actors, MA level, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, Spring 2017
  • Formal and Informal Terrorist Actors, MA level, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, Summer 2016
  • Research Cadets, MA level, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
  • Insurgencies and Civil Wars, MA level, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2016
  • MA Research Seminar on Contemporary Topics in International Terrorism, MA level, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
  • Religion, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution, BA level, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
  • Honors Seminar: Social Movements, BA level, Lauder School, IDC Herzliya, Israel, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
  • Honors Seminar: Global Jihad and the Terror Nexus, BA level, Lauder School, IDC Herzliya, Israel, Spring 2014
  • The Anatomy of Terrorist Organizations, MA level, Lauder School, IDC, Herzliya, Israel, Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
  • Psychological Aspects of Terrorism, MA level, Lauder School, IDC Herzliya, Israel, Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
  • Civil Wars and Ethnic Conflict, BA level, Lauder School, IDC Herzliya, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Columbia University

  • Formal and Informal Terrorist Actors (Fall 2017)
  • Insurgency and Civil Wars (Spring 2018)

UMass Lowell

  • Domestic Terrorism and Violent Extremism (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)