Lionel Tiger

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Professor Lionel Tiger is an anthropologist, whose main area of study is men and male behaviour. He has been a professor of anthropology at Rutgers University since 1972 and was appointed Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University in 1990.

Tiger believes terrorist behaviour can be explained, at least partly, by his theories on male behaviour, stating that "The terrorism of Bin Laden harnesses the chaos of young men, uniting the energies of political ardour and sex in a turbulent fuel." [1][2]

Positions Held

  • Director of Research, H.F.Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 1972-84
  • Chairman, Board of Social Scientists, US News and World Report. 1986-8 Faculty Member, Summer University, Young Presidents Organization, Vienna, 1991
  • Ford Foundation Foreign Area Training Fellowship, Africa, 1962
  • Special Interdisciplinary Award, Canada Council, 1966-7
  • Canada Council-Killam Inaugural Award for Interdisciplinary Research, 1968
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1968
  • Rockefeller Fellow, Aspen Institute, 1979
  • Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, 1985
  • H.F. Guggenheim Research Fellowship, 1988-90
  • Chairman, Working Group on Theories of Military Deterrence and Policy, Director of Net Assessment Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,1997
  • Humanist Laureate 1999, International Academy of Humanism
  • Cultural Laureate, Landmarks Preservation Association, New York City [3]

Lecturing and Consultancy Work

Lionel Tiger has served as a consultant to a variety of institutions and companies. He has been an expert witness in trials involving murder and injury as a result of initiations at colleges and advised law firms and businesses concerned with sexual harassment issues.

He has also consulted with the UK and US military on issues such as the role of cognition in affecting behavioral choices and the effect of stimuli like drugs, fatigue, loneliness, sexuality, and morale on the conduct of individuals.

He was a member of a task force established by the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, and the Science Advisory Board of the Secretary of the Air Force to analyze terrorism in the context of asymmetric warfare.

Organisations and companies he has consulted with include:


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  1. White House Council on Boys and Men Commissioners, organizational web page, accessed July 18, 2018.