“When multicultural societies begin dividing into factions based on ethnic identities, assigning blame to the “other” and emphasizing the differences among us rather than the similarities, the stage is set for political violence… or worse.
In recent months, President Trump has used other terms to label terrorists, calling them instead “deranged persons” and even “losers.” Newsweek spoke with a number of experts and persons affected by acts of terror about using these labels and others. Global Studies’ Dr. John Horgan was one such expert:
On November 1, 2017, an attacker drove a truck into a busy lower Manhattan bike path. The attacker, an Uzbekistan citizen who legally entered the U.S. in 2011, was “under the radar of counterterrorism officials,” says the article posted on Arab News.
The reporter spoke with Global Studies’ Professor John Horgan, whom they noted… more »
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] 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 »
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.
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 »
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
The Washington Post spoke with Professor John Horgan on the tactics of ISIS and who they are aiming with their propaganda.
“’ISIS has done a good job projecting that they are not just about violence,’ said John Horgan, an expert in terrorism research at Georgia State University. ‘They know that they’re going to appeal… more »