- Professor Scott Atran’s address to the UN Security Council
- The Devoted Actor as Parochial Altruist: Sectarian Morality, Identity Fusion, and Support for Costly Sacrifices
- For Cause and Comrade: Devoted Actors and Willingness to Fight
Professor Scott Atran, Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Terrorism, and Presidential Scholar at John Jay College, addressed the UN Security Council on 23 April 2015, as part of the Ministerial Debate on “The Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace.” WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. VIEW THE…Read More »
Adjunct professor Lydia Wilson on “How ISIS Broke My Questionnaire”. Posting in online science magazine and blog Nautilus, Wilson reflects on methodological issues of working with human subjects while conducting research in Lebanon.
Prof. Charles Strozier and colleagues on “Climate Change on the Nuclear Subcontinent” in HuffPost Green.
Professor Charles B. Strozier, with colleagues Kelly Berkell and William Blakemore, on “Climate Change on the Nuclear Subcontinent“, published in HuffPost Green. In a recent blog post, Secretary of State John Kerry described climate change as a “gathering storm,” already affecting millions around the world and posing direct challenges to our national security and global stability….Read More »
Professor Charles B. Strozier and Kelly Berkell on “How climate change helped ISIS” in Huffington Post.As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign to degrade and destroy the militant jihadists known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State, many in the West remain unaware that climate played a significant role in the rise…Read More »
Dr. Scott Atran discusses “What Drives People to do Heinous Crimes?” and “Terrorism and Mental Health: What’s the Connection?” on RadioMD
Professor Scott Atran on “What Drives People to Commit Heinous Crimes?“ and “Terrorism and Mental Health: What’s the Connection?” on RadioMD. RadioMD is a “community” of health experts and top doctors featuring important information to help people with health, wellness, lifestyle and fitness.
Dr Scott Atran on “How homegrown terrorists become radicalized” on “America Live with Megyn Kelly” View the video on foxnews.com
Scott Atran (22 April 2013). “Black and White and Red All Over.” Foreign Policy. “Americans refuse to be terrorized,” declared President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. “Ultimately, that’s what we’ll remember from this week.” Believe that, and I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. The Boston bombings have…Read More »
Scott Atran (March 15, 2013). “Social Warfare.” Foreign Policy. With the automatic sequestration cuts geared up to slash billions of dollars from domestic programs, military funding, social services, and government-sponsored scientific research — including about a 6 percent reduction for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) — policymakers and…Read More »
Scott Atran (March 15, 2013). “The Folly of Defunding Social Science.” The Huffington Post. With the so-called sequester geared to cut billions of dollars to domestic programs, military funding, social services, and government-sponsored scientific research — including about a 6 percent reduction for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation – policymakers…Read More »
What is a cult, and how does it differ from a new religious movement? In preparation for their upcoming investigative report on Doug Perry, a cyber preacher who stresses a vow of spiritual martyrdom to his congregation, “Our America with Lisa Ling” producers sat down with an expert to gain perspective on the subject of…Read More »