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New START webinar series features research on terrorism, gray zone conflicts and more


New START webinar series features research on terrorism, gray zone conflicts and more

April 23, 2020Erin Copland

START is launching a new webinar series to provide its stakeholders and the public with opportunities to connect with START’s network of experts and stay current on recent research.

These webinars include lectures on topics such as near-peer competition and Russian meddling in Latin America, with START Near-peer Competition Lead Researcher Barnett Koven, and a lecture on defining terrorism adapted from START’s fully online Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis, with START Graduate Studies Director Marcus Boyd.

Egle Murauskaite, START Senior Researcher and Simulation Developer, will kick off the series with a lecture about foreign fighters in Ukraine.  

In addition to the webinar series, START offers many other types of online events, including book talks. In May, Arie Kruglanski, Daniel Koehler and David Webber will be featured on a panel event, moderated by START Director William Braniff, on their book “The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back.”

In June, American University School of Communication Assistant Professor Kurt Braddock will also provide a reading and discussion of his new book, “Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization.”

To explore all START events and to register, please go to www.start.umd.edu/events.