Category Archives: Terrorism

On Brutality and Executions

Lynchings of African-Americans have been in the news over the past week, since President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast (see my previous post) produced a sustained media discussion of brutality and executions. Now, the New York Times reports … Continue reading

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Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Originally posted on Center for the Study of Religious Violence:
Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?” The lecture will be held…

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Insurgencies Conference

Northwestern University is organizing a graduate conference on “Insurgencies” this spring. The conference announcement reads: “This graduate conference to be held April 10, 2015 at Northwestern University aims to broaden historical understanding of insurgency. Insurgencies challenge legitimacy from below. Theorists often understand … Continue reading

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Northern Star Report on Charlie Hebdo Attacks

The Northern Star, the student-run newspaper of Northern Illinois University, has published several reports on the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The latest piece, “NIU professor to take lessons from Paris’ Charlie Hebdo marches to history class,” featured an interview I did … Continue reading

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Responding to Terrorism in Paris

The director and fellows of the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris—where I am currently serving as a Résident (Residential Fellow) during the 2014-2015 academic year—held a meeting in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo to discuss ways in … Continue reading

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La Marche Républicaine in Paris

Things have been rather crazy in Paris over the past week with the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the shootings of police officers, the massive manhunt for the gunmen, and two police assaults on a print shop and a Hyper … Continue reading

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A French September 11?

The cover of Le Monde, the leading French newspaper, displayed a photo of the spontaneous rally at the place de la République on Wednesday evening, 7 January, following the horrific attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo earlier in the … Continue reading

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