Extremism Investigated

Saturday, April 28 | 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Current Affairs
  • History

Khaled Beydoun and Michael Kimmel, moderated by Susan Griffin

As political fringe ideologies move into the mainstream—and the far left and the far right clash in the streets—extremist views of all kinds are becoming part of the zeitgeist. More people are facing the question: What compels peaceful people to commit violence? As women come forward to report violence and young white boys are perpetrating mass murders, America is dealing with its own home-grown radicalism. Two experts on extremism—Islamophobia and discrimination scholar Khaled Baydoun, and national thought leader on masculinity and radicalization Michael Kimmel—will probe the questions: What drives people to the extreme? And can a nation be de-radicalized?

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