Dr. Jennie Burnet delves into the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, and how the violence of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., and the reaction of U.S. President Donald Trump mirror the beginnings of those atrocities.
“In Rwanda in the early 1990s, the single-party state of President Habyarimana faced a political impasse. Fearful of losing their… more »
[VIDEO] In this special edition of GSU TV, we see the difficult challenges of the global refugee crisis as well as the many positive aspects of accepting refugees into our communities. The program highlights the diversity of Clarkston, Georgia, one of the most diverse cities in the country. It shows the stories of refugees… more »
[VIDEO] As North Korea’s threat to strike Guam hangs in the air, GSI Director Tony Lemieux sat down with 11Alive News to discuss America’s options. “In terms of the kind of impact for us,” says Lemieux, speaking not only of the U.S. as a whole but also of Georgia, “it would be staggering, frankly.” Georgia,… more »
This project, funded by the Minerva Initiative is a collaboration with colleagues at GCORE (co-PI Dr. Scott Flower), the University of Melbourne, and Queensland University of Technology. The project will run for three years (beginning 1 January 2016) and seeks to understand how and why Muslim converts are over-represented in violent extremism. To achieve this, the project examines… more »
The Global Studies Institute hosted its first annual Emerging Global Issues Forum on March 30, tackling the pressing international issue of “Forced Migration, Immigration and Security.” The event was largely a success, opening the door for a long series of much-needed conversations on these important issues.
(h4)Psychology of Terrorism: Introduction to the Special Issue
Abstract Despite the extraordinary social and political consequences often associated with terrorist violence, as well as our responses to it, psychological research on terrorist behavior is conspicuously underdeveloped. This special issue of American Psychologist presents a series of articles that showcase new conceptual, theoretical, and empirical advances… more »
Drs. Erin M. Kearns, Allison Betus and GSI Director Anthony Lemieux responded on March 13 to a comment made by U.S. President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump implied that the media are unerreporting terrorist attacks, especially those attributed to… more »
Dr. Burnet was recently featured in a Sapiens.org article on the Rwandan Genocide. The piece, titled “In a Genocide, Who Are the Morally Upright?” explores Dr. Burnet’s anthropological input on the social impact of genocide and why some people became rescuers amidst the brutal violence. You can read the full article here.
Global Studies Director Tony Lemiuex appeared on CNN’s Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield, discussing the recent security increase in Los Angeles after a “specific” and “imminent” terror threat to the Universal City rail station. Click Here to Watch the Video