Date(s) - October 17, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
North Ballroom, Lory Student Center
This event is FREE & open to the public. Please RSVP below.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation. Hate Crimes. 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, Professor in the School of Public Affairs and in the School of Education at the American University, 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. She demonstrates how young people on the margins of our communities are targeted in these settings, and how the path to radicalization is a nuanced process of moving in and out of far right scenes throughout adolescence and adulthood. Most importantly, she offers ideas about how all of us – from academics to parents to TV presenters – can work together to halt the march of extremism in the US, Europe, and around the world.
This event is part of CSU’s thematic YEAR of DEMOCRACY and is co-sponsored by CSU’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society; College of Liberal Arts Departments of Sociology, Political Science, Ethnic Studies, and Communication Studies; and the Center for Engaged Humanities.