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Welcome to the Collaborative Research Network on Terrorism, Radicalisation and Organised Crime (TRAC). Co-founded by Prof. Jorge M. Lasmar and Dr. Rashmi Singh in 2016 at the Department of International Relations of Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil, TRAC is a respected research institute affiliated with the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CnPQ).


TRAC operates within the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI), a global leader in Terrorism Studies.Our network includes academics, graduate students, private researchers, and practitioners across Latin America.


Our mission is to bridge the gap between theory, practice, and policy in the fields of terrorism, radicalisation, and organised crime. We provide rigorous, independent analysis, fostering collaboration between researchers and practitioners from across the public and private sectors.


TRAC's work is relevant and actionable, grounded in academic understanding and drawing from real-world experiences and challenges to inform government agencies and private sector actors. We offer a safe space for discussing sensitive issues and have a track record of delivering congressional testimonies, reports, training, and lectures to governmental and private institutions and organizations worldwide.


Collaborating with leading institutions, TRAC is at the forefront of research in security, terrorism, and organised crime. We encourage you to explore our network and invite you to join us in shaping the future of security policy.


Dr. Rashmi Singh


Dr. Jorge M. Lasmar

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