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!
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