Dr. Jennie Burnet Interviewed for “Anthropologist on the Street” Podcast

Anthropologist on the Street Episode 14: “Political Divisiveness & the Encouragement of Violence with Dr. Jennie Burnet”

“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.

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Dr. John Horgan Quoted by Newsweek Responding to Trump’s Comments on New York Attack

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:

“John Horgan, a professor at… more »

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 Ongoing Research

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 Grants

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 Grants

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 »