Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right

Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right event flyer
Date & Time Feb 13 2024 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Bowl 016
Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Audience Open to the Public

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.