Extremism, an FPRI event

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Extremism, an FPRI event

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is part of the FPRI* ongoing series Geopolitics with Granieri

Geopolitics with Granieri features a conversation – some might say an interrogation – with guest scholars on subjects in the news. Moderated by FPRI’s RON GRANIERI each session draws upon FPRI’s vast network of scholars and outside experts to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of current events. This uniquely interactive program offers real substance and emphasizes active audience participation, from both the audience in attendance and a live YouTube audience.
*Foreign Policy Research Institute

As extremist movements threaten to destabilize democratic and other societies around the world, it has never been more important to understand what extremism is, where it comes from, and why it can escalate into violence.  To discuss these issues with us, we are pleased to feature J.M Berger, author of Extremism (MIT Press, 2018). He is a research fellow with VOX-Pol and a consultant to social media companies, security companies, and government agencies.  He has conducted research and training on issues related to homegrown terrorism, online extremism, advanced social media analysis, and countering violent extremism.

Berger is co-author with Jessica Stern of ISIS: The State of Terror, author of Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, and author of The Turner Legacy: The Storied Origins and Enduring Impact of White Nationalism’s Deadly Bible. He writes regularly for The Atlantic and Politico. He is an associate fellow with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague and a non-resident fellow with the Alliance for Securing Democracy. He previously served as an on-air consultant with PBS.  He is co-author with FPRI’s Clint Watts of Trolling for Trump: How Russia is Trying to Destroy our Democracy (War on the Rocks, Nov. 16, 2016).

Registration begins at 6:15 pm, with the program to follow from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Reservations are required. RSVP to Jessica Taylor at jtaylor@fpri.org
FREE for members of FPRI (and their spouses) at $100 Level and NLM members; $10 for non-members
Dinner immediately following for Bronze Partners of FPRI.
For more information 215-732-3774 ext. 200, email jtaylor@fpri.org or visit www.fpri.org
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March 12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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