Public Lecture - Homegrown Terrorists by Dr. Thom Curtis - Event Details
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Public Lecture - Homegrown Terrorists by Dr. Thom Curtis
Location: UCB 100 & hilo.hawaii.edu/news/live/
Over the past year, concerns have grown regarding the number of young Americans, Canadians and Europeans who have traveled to the Middle East to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). National security agencies on both continents are concerned about the increased potential for homegrown attacks when these ‘veterans’ return from the battlefield. In this public lecture, Dr. Curtis will discuss:
- the new ISIL connection and the radicalization process many of these “homegrown terrorists” have experienced
- his findings regarding the motivations and criminal pathways of these “homegrown terrorists”
- the steps that security and intelligence agencies are taking to counter this threat
Dr. Thom Curtis
Thom Curtis, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He has been lead investigator on several projects regarding homegrown terrorism including the development of a database of United States citizens who have conducted radical Islamist terrorism activities. Dr. Curtis has published numerous articles detailing his research on disasters and terrorism. He has been invited to present his findings at conferences in the United States, Europe and Israel. He is currently serving as the chair of the Social Sciences Division at UH Hilo
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