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 »
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
General (ret.) Philip Breedlove and Dr. Louis-Alexandre Berg exchanged insights on the future of NATO at our “NATO: Evolving Issues from Russia to Refugees” program. We were so proud to see such a diverse group of engaged students. Click to see more photos from the event
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 »