Stern Discusses Trauma and Extremist Influences

Jessica Stern, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed for a Boston Globe article on rising extremism in children and teenagers, as well as the role that childhood trauma may play in susceptibility to extremist influences. The article centered around a nonprofit, Parents for Peace, that helps families whose children are…

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Wippl Publishes Book Review on the Process of Spy Recruitment

Joseph Wippl, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, published an article in the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence reviewing The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence by Douglas London. In the review, titled “Successful Case Officers: Chameleon Meets the Confessional,” Wippl praises…

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Stern Co-Authors Article on Buffalo Shooting and Factors that Drive Violent Extremism

“It is critical that we reject simplistic explanations, whether they focus on access to mental health care, or the spread of dangerous political ideologies, or access to guns. There is no single variable that explains why this terrible massacre occurred, and so there will be no single answer.”

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