“Perhaps surprisingly, the most effective strategies don’t involve persuasion or debate. Sometimes compassion, empathy, and connection can convert someone who is on the precipice of violence.”
Professor Stern discusses QAnon and the tactics it used to attract people who might otherwise not be drawn in by the movement.
“Authoritarian predispositions are not a problem that can just be educated away…a strong rhetorical focus on a unified Americanness can play a vital role in reassuring and deactivating the innately intolerant.”
“We often see people getting drawn into joining extremist groups at moments when they’re feeling confused about their identity or they’ve experienced a status loss.”
According to a new CNN report, 10% of the first arrested Capitol Hill rioters didn’t vote in 2020. Professor Stern weighs in.
Professor Stern discussed whether the January 6 attack on the Capitol was an act of terrorism, what motivated those behind the attack, and what she feels can be done to prevent further violence.
Dean Najam called out the ever growing divide between political ideologies and the seemingly broken political environment in the U.S., which he has previously referred to as “The Angst of America.”
Professor Stern discusses how social media and the internet acts “like a hall of mirrors” for right-wing extremists.
Professor Jessica Stern explores the spread of online extremism in her new review of Going Dark: The Secret Lives of Extremists.
Professor Jessica Stern has been awarded the Hariri Institute Research Incubation Award for her research on viral radicalizing and extremist web content.
Professor Jessica Stern offers her perspective on how extremists are capitalizing on U.S. civil unrest amid nationwide protests.
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy at Facebook, discussed how the social network combats the complex issues of extremism and terror.
Prof. Jeremy Menchik examined whether whether Indonesia’s tradition of religious tolerance and pluralism is safe from extremism.
Prof. Jessica Stern discusses the motivation of violent extremists, and the logic that leads people into being recruited by terrorist organizations.
Hefner was speaking in Indonesia this January, giving him a front row seat for the ISIS attacks in Jakarta.
In a heart-wrenching Op-Ed, Dean Adil Najam considers the plight of Pakistan youths growing up in the shadow of terror.
Jessica Stern testified before the Committee on Homeland Security in Washington, D. C. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Jeremy Menchik says that Muslim institutions in Indonesia don’t represent an easy fix for extremism in other nations.
John Woodward looks to biometrics in fighting the war on terror in a new Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Gregory Aftandilian has published a monograph with the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) at the U. S. Army War College.