GSU TV Special Edition: Refugees Give Back

Posted On August 10, 2017
Categories Current News

[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 »

Across the Universe? A Comparative Analysis of Violent Radicalization Across Three Offender Types With Implications for Criminal Justice Training and Education

Posted On August 5, 2017
Categories Previous Projects

This project is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice. It is a collaboration with University College, London (Dr Paul Gill and Dr Noemie Bouhana). This award will produce a two-year program of research (January 2014-December 2015) to develop a series of studies comparing the behavioral underpinnings of three types of U.S.-based offenders… more »

Evaluation of a Multi-Faceted, U.S. Community-Based Muslim-Led CVE Program

Posted On August 5, 2017
Categories Current Projects

This project represents the first ever evaluation of a CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) program in the United States. The evaluation will be conducted in Montgomery County, MD, in collaboration with the community-based, Muslim-led CVE program (The World Organization for Resource Development and Education), the Montgomery County Department of Police, and the Montgomery County Office of… more »

Preventing the Next Generation: Mapping the Pathways of Child Mobilization into Violent Extremist Organizations

Posted On August 5, 2017
Categories Current Projects

In recent years, the increase in the number of children participating in front line terrorist activity has taken security personnel and counter terrorism analysts by surprise. This project is a 3-year program of basic research that will identify the specific processes and pathways of children’s mobilization into terrorist movements and create a model of children’s involvement… more »

Understanding American Muslim Converts in the Context of Security and Society

Posted On August 5, 2017
Categories Current News

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 »

Identifying and Countering Early Risk Factors for Violent Extremism Among Somali Refugee Communities Resettled in North America

Posted On August 5, 2017
Categories Current Projects

Somalis have been one of the largest refugee groups to arrive in the U.S. every year over the past decade. While the vast majority of these refugees have adapted peacefully to life in America, a group of young Somali-American refugees have been targeted for radicalization and recruitment. Some have returned to Somalia as part of… more »

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When Immigration And Refugee Issues Abound, Georgia State Tackles Them Here And Abroad

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.

SaportaReport.com featured a write-up of the event in… more »

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Dr. Horgan Published in the APA April 2017 Issue

(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 »