Arie W. Kruglanski (PhD, UCLA) is Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, and a co-founding PI at START, the national center of excellence for the study of terrorism and the response to terrorism. He has published widely on human judgment and decision making, motivation, group processes, and the psychology of terrorism. His awards include among others the Donald Campbell Award from Society of Personality and Social Psychology, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and the Senior Humboldt Research Award. He has served as editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition section, editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Associate Editor of the American Psychologist. Dr. Kruglanski served on National Academy panels for the study of terrorism and political violence and is presently serving as President of the Society for the Study of Motivation.