The Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) is an international security affairs research institute at the University of Chicago. Carnegie Corporation has supported CPOST since 2008. Over the years, CPOST’s work has expanded across an evolving terrain of policy and conflict, assessing both political violence and counterterrorism strategies. It has attracted support from public funding sources as well, including the Department of Defense and U.S. Office of Naval Research. Today, the institute is applying its data to more accurately predict terrorist attacks. CPOST researchers are identifying new ways to warn of imminent attacks in order to produce a longer “risk window,” which lengthens the time policymakers have to deploy resources to prevent terrorism.
Carnegie Corporation made a $500,000 grant in 2015 to the University of Chicago for research and outreach by the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism.