In the News: Children Caught in the Crossfire

Posted On July 16, 2019
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JULY 16, 2019

ATLANTA— For the children who faced years of jihadist captivity, recovery is slow.

Dr. Mia Bloom is a Professor and Author and part of the university’s Transcultural Conflict and Violent Extremism initiative (TCV).  She recently shared her expertise with an international publication based in Paris about the impacts on the… more »

Scholars Present at University of Oslo Terrorism Conference

June 25, 2019

ATLANTA—A group of Professors, Researchers and Presidential Fellows presented new findings at the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo.

The STR2019 conference brought together international academics and experts to present and discuss cutting-edge research on terrorism.

Georgia State University presented several pieces of new research, including:

Terrorist Imagery… more »

University Expert Nabs Two Top Spots on List of Best Books

June 17, 2019

ATLANTA— A Georgia State University Professor of Communications was recently named author of the two best books to understand terrorism by a prominent investigative journalist in the United Kingdom.

In the days following the deadly Sri Lanka terror attacks, Iain Overton shared his list of the top 10 books to help understand… more »

New Research Uncovers ISIS Media Strategies to Engage Followers

June 14, 2019

ATLANTA—New research finds ISIS is changing how it connects with its followers after suffering losses on the battlefield. A new study out of Georgia State University analyzed ISIS messaging, and how the group’s information is received.

The research team, headed by Georgia State professor of Communications Dr. Carol Winkler, tracked… more »

New Handbook Provides Roadmap of Terrorism Research into Next Decade

June 13, 2019

ATLANTA— A Distinguished University Professor from Georgia State University has published a chapter in the latest edition of “The Oxford Handbook on Terrorism.”

Dr. John Horgan teaches Global Studies and Psychology at Georgia State University and he is a key faculty member in the Transcultural Conflict and Violent Extremism initiative. 

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New Book Focuses on Children as Tools of War, Identifies Solutions

May 15, 2019

ATLANTA— A new book published by Georgia State University professor and terrorism expert Dr. Mia Bloom examines the practice of using children to support terrorist organizations in carrying out deadly attacks.

“Small Arms: Children and Terrorism” gives readers an unflinching look at the radicalization of youth… more »

Uncovering How Right-Wing Extremist Groups Interact on Social Media

MAY 03, 2019

ATLANTA—Radical right extremist groups are using social media to bond, share information and increase their reach.  In a new collaborative study, researchers analyzed one group’s online activity to learn about how members interact with their counterparts overseas.

Using Social Network Analysis, the authors looked at one recently-formed anti-migrant vigilante group known as… more »

Perspective: What’s Next After Sri Lanka Attacks

APRIL 30, 2019

ATLANTA— In the chaotic days after the deadly and devastating Sri Lanka terror attacks, terrorism experts from Georgia State University are helping to put the fast-developing events in context.

Dr. Mia Bloom is a Professor and Author and part of the university’s Transcultural Conflict and Violent Extremism initiative (TCV).  She recently shared her… more »

Launch of New Book: “Media and Mass Atrocity”

Posted On April 23, 2019
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April 23, 2019

ATLANTA­ – A Senior Researcher with the Transcultural Conflict and Violent Extremism initiative at Georgia State University will be speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage will highlight his research featured in the new book Media and Mass Atrocity: The Rwanda Genocide and Beyond, edited by Allan… more »