Mauro Lubrano is a PhD Candidate at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews. His research project investigates the processes of strategic innovation in terrorist organizations and, by carrying out a comparative study of three historical organizations (PIRA, ETA, and Red Brigades), aims at understanding the rationale, dynamics, and the unfolding of these processes.
Before embarking on his PhD, he was a Research Assistant in the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (CGSR-LLNL) and an intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). He holds an M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA) and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Research from the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Mauro is fluent in English, German, and Italian.