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Curtis presents “Homegrown Terrorists” in next UH Hilo Faculty Lecture Series

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Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Faculty Congress and the College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) invite the public to a presentation by Dr. Thom Curtis, UH Hilo professor of sociology, on Wednesday, February 18, 6:30-7:30 pm in UCB Room 100.

Curtis’s topic on “Homegrown Terrorists” will address the new Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant connection and the radicalization process, his findings regarding the motivations and criminal pathways of homegrown terrorists, and the steps that security and intelligence agencies are taking to counter this threat.

“Over the past year, concerns have grown regarding the number of young Americans, Canadians and Europeans who have travelled to the Middle East to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” Curtis said. “National security agencies on both continents are concerned about the increased potential for homegrown attacks when these ‘veterans’ return from the battlefield.”

For disability accommodation, call 974-7664 (V) or 974-7002 (TTY) by February 8.

The talk will also be live-streamed at:

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