Michael Jablonski received the Outstanding Academic Achievement by a Graduate Student Award from the Department of Communication. This award is presented to a graduate student who has completed 24 hours of graduate coursework, has a GPA of 4.0, and has demonstrated excellence in their chosen field of study.
Jablonski presented two papers this year at… more »
Dr. Mia Bloom conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia and speaks eight languages. She has authored books and articles on terrorism and violent extremism including Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (2005), Living Together After Ethnic Killing [with Roy Licklider] (2007), Bombshell: Women and Terror (2011), and… more »
Mia Bloom speaks to The New York Times after it was discovered two of the Brussels suicide bombers were brothers. Bloom estimates that around 30 percent of terror group members share family ties, and recruitment is beginning on entire families in Europe: “Right now, we are seeing a lot of siblings carrying out these attacks,”… more »
ATLANTA–The Islamic State’s use of children and youth for military ends, including as soldiers, suicide bombers and propagandists, has become routine and is accelerating, a study by Georgia State University researchers shows.
The Real Cyber War by Shawn Powers and Michael Jablonski is featured in an article that explores Google’s Jigsaw. Google’s new holding company, Alphabet, recently rebranded Google Ideas to Jigsaw. Jigsaw’s stated mission is to use technology to tackle geopolitics. The book is referenced while discussing Google’s dominance of the data economy. Read… more »
Fox News spoke with Dr. Mia Bloom about reports that at least one woman appears to have been involved in last week’s Paris attacks: “Women are a currency for recruiting male fighters,” but that strategy may be changing. Click here for more information.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Dr. Mia Bloom, a Professor of Communication at Georgia State University, commented on the case of Umm Sayaff. U.S. troops took Sayaff into custody after her husband, Abu Sayaff, chief financier for ISIS, was killed in a raid.
Umm Sayyaf provided valuable information to officials during her questioning.… more »
In an August 12, 2015 interview of The Guardian, Dr. Shawn Powers, an Assistant Professor of Communication at Georgia State University, discussed the importance of secrecy in correspondence, within the sphere of international relations.
Powers recounts that countries often maintained a standard of respect for privacy throughout history. However, with the height of the Internet… more »
In a June 24, 2015 interview with Vocativ, Georgia State Professor of Global Studies and Psychology John Horgan sheds light on the increasing level of violence and brutality in ISIS videos. Horgan explains that since mid-2014, ISIS has produced videos for propaganda purposes; however their June 23rd video reached a new level of intensity. ISIS… more »
In a June 4, 2015 Washington Post article Dr. Mia Bloom, a Professor of Communication at Georgia State University, offers six eye-opening facts regarding how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria inflict violence and horror on the women they capture as spoils of war.
According to Bloom, ISIS maintains that they have religious sanction… more »