Violence

  • Discussing the State of Asian-American-Targeted Violence with Janelle Wong

    Air Dates: May 24-30, 2021 Hate crimes are nothing new to members of the Asian American community.  Dr. Janelle Wong helps us put them in historical context—from the Asian Exclusion Acts to the rise in violence targeting Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wong is a professor of American Studies and a core faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland.  From 2001-2012, Wong was … Read More

  • Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists

    Accessible innovations in destructive force have long driven new patterns of political violence.  When Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and Mikhail Kalashnikov designed the AK-47, each inadvertently spurred terrorist and insurgent movements that killed millions and upended the international system. In her new book, Audrey Kurth Cronin argues that the twenty-first century “sharing economy” has already disrupted every institution, including the armed forces.  New “open” technologies are transforming access to the … Read More

  • Photograph of a memorial for Jo Cox.

    Picks of the Week: Turn Down the Rhetoric

    Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theory that Obama Supports ISIS | ABC News Suspected Killer of British Lawmaker had ties to Neo-Nazi Group, Watchdog Says | Washington Post Pat Robertson: Gays & Islamists are Allies so ‘Let Them Kill Themselves’ | Right Wing Watch The flames of political passion are burning white-hot.  Some have questioned the survival of the nation.  Others have said the stakes cut to the core of a people’s identity.  For … Read More