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.
Professor Stern discusses how social media and the internet acts “like a hall of mirrors” for right-wing extremists.
“President Trump doesn’t say go out and attack the Capitol but he is encouraging people to believe that the election was stolen.”
While activity increases nationwide, Prof. Stern said she does not believe militia groups in New England pose much of a threat.
Prof. Stern, along with 20 former security officials, decry the militarized response by DHS personnel in Portland, OR.
Professor Jessica Stern explores the spread of online extremism in her new review of Going Dark: The Secret Lives of Extremists.
Professor Jessica Stern discusses the rise of misinformation amid recent protests and the struggle American’s are having identifying genuine messages in a new op-ed.
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.
Jessica Stern interviewed on The Wright Show on her book My War Criminal, the reactions to the book, and on Radovan Karadžić.
Prof. Jessica Stern has just released her much anticipated new book on Radovan Karadžić, My War Criminal.
In a gripping but harrowing personal account this new OpEd in The New York Times by Prof. Jessica Stern describes what spending time with an evil convicted war criminal can feel like.
Jessica Stern’s forthcoming book, ‘My War Criminal,’ listed as one of the most anticipated books for 2020 by LitHub.
Prof. Jessica Stern discusses the United States raid that led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State.
Prof. Jessica Stern discusses similarities between white nationalist movements and ISIS.
Prof. Jessica Stern attended the forum where leaders from around the globe engage in discussions on the key security issues of the day.