Doctor Blazakis

White Supremacy
Here & Abroad
Professor Jason Blazakis

Saturday, November 6, 2021
5:00 - 7:00pm
Congregation Beth Israel Social Hall

Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres
Wine & Cheese

Explore the politics of divisiveness, anger, and fear with Professor Jason Blazakis, Director of Middlebury Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism.

Professor Blazakis will discuss “Counterterrorism Research on White Supremacist Movements.” Previously, he served for a decade as the director of the Office of Counterterrorism Finance at the U.S. State Department, a role he came to after several years working on various aspects of counterterrorism and intelligence within the government.

Along with his colleagues at CTEC, Professor Blazakis has been working on extremism research projects for several notable clients - in particular studying far-right extremism messaging online, why certain messages resonate with audiences, what key phrases and words are used to spread that message, and what messaging is effective or not effective. Learn about the increased spotlight on various white supremacist movements and the threats of domestic terrorism in recent months and weeks.

A panel representing diverse ethnic and racial groups will interact with Professor Blazakis following his presentation. These panelists currently include Rabbi Greenbaum, and Abdel Seck, an African American and a Muslim, who is President of the Monterey Islam Mosque.

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres & Wine
$20 per person!

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