THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
Hate crimes. Misinformation and conspiracy theories. Foiled white-supremacist plots. The signs of growing far-right extremism are all around us, and communities around the globe are struggling to understand how so many people are being radicalized and why they are increasingly attracted to violent movements. Cynthia Miller-Idriss shows how tomorrow’s far-right nationalists are being recruited in surprising places, from college campuses and mixed martial arts gyms to clothing stores, online gaming chat rooms, and YouTube cooking channels.
Lunch will be provided.
Lecture Series: Conflict, Violence, and Democratic Politics in the US and Abroad
Democracies around the world are facing challenges of radicalization and ideological polarization. Harassment and threats against elected officials, hateful rhetoric and violence against minorities, and the normalization of extremism by once mainstream actors have become commonplace. What are the causes and consequences of these conflict dynamics, and how are democracies responding to them? This lecture series brings together policy practitioners and academics to discuss and debate these questions.