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Dr. Jerrold Post is Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs and Director of the Political Psychology Program at The George Washington University. He came to George Washington after a 21 year career with the Central Intelligence Agency where he founded and directed the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. He played the lead role in developing the “Camp David profiles” of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat and initiated the U.S. government program in understanding the psychology of terrorism. In recognition of Dr. Post’s leadership of the Center, he was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1979, and received the Studies in Intelligence Award in 1980. He received the Nevitt Sanford Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Political Psychology in 2002.
Dr. Post has published widely on crisis decision-making, leadership, and on the psychology of political violence and terrorism. He is the co-author of a study of the politics of illness in high office, “When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King”, and “Political Paranoia: The Psycho-politics of Hatred”. His other books include: “The Psychological Evaluation of Political Leaders, With Profiles of Saddam Hussein and Bill Clinton”, “Know Thy Enemy: Profiles of Adversary Leaders and their Strategic Cultures” and “Leaders and Their Followers in a Dangerous World: The Psychology of Political Behavior”.
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