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Radicalization in Friction: Why Osama is Not Dead


Radicalization in Friction: Why Osama is Not Dead

Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2011

What can drive a rich man's son or a devoted family man to terrorism? What can lead a group of idealistic college students or a western democracy to embrace political violence? McCauley and Moskalenko will present Friction, a book about how radicalization happens to them and us. Friction identifies twelve mechanisms of radicalization to answer some important questions: Is there a conveyor belt to terrorism? How can religion contribute to terrorism? What signs and symptoms can be used to identify danger of radicalization? Bring your own question!

Radicalization in Friction: Why Osama is Not Dead


May 25, 2011 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

(refreshments and books for sale at 2:00 pm)

National Press Club - Washington, D.C.

Presented by:

Clark McCauley

Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences & Mathematics and Co-Director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, Bryn Mawr College

Sophia Moskalenko

Research Associate, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, Bryn Mawr College

Comments by:

Arif Alikhan

Distinguished Professor of Homeland Security &
Counterterrorism, National Defense University, College of International Security Affairs

Presentation slides available here