Profs and Pints DC: Far-Right Terrorism in 2024-Door tickets remain available

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Monday, February 5 2024 6:00 PM 8:30 PM EDT

Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door.

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Far-Right Terrorism in 2024,” with Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware of both Georgetown University and the Council on Foreign Relations, coauthors of the new book God, Guns, and Sedition.

There’s nothing new or unprecedented about the shocking acts of terrorism perpetrated by America’s violent far-right extremists in recent years, including the 2015 mass murder at a historic Black church in Charleston and the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. In fact, they’re part of a long history of far-right sedition and violence dating back to the end of the Civil War.

Learn about the historical trajectory and present-day dangers of this violent extremist movement from Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware, scholars of terrorism and insurgency and coauthors of the new book God, Guns, and Sedition: Far-Right Terrorism in America.

To contextualize current dangers, the two scholars will offer an overview of key moments in far-right terrorist history, from the founding of the Ku Klux Klan in 1865 to the publication of the Turner Diaries in 1978 to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

From there, the speakers will discuss far-right extremists’ use of cutting-edge communications technology, embrace of leaderless resistance or lone actor strategies, choice of certain characteristic tactics and targets, infiltration of and recruitment from the military and law enforcement, and intricate relationship with mainstream politics. They’ll also discuss the impact of U.S. domestic terrorism on our foreign policy and offer policy recommendations to counter far-right terrorism.

Dr. Hoffman is a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security at the Council on Foreign Relations, a former advisor on terrorism to the CIA and NSA, and the founder of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Ware is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and teaches a course at Georgetown on far-right extremism and the weaponization of hate. They combine deep historical knowledge with fluency in modern online culture to deliver their unique analysis of the movement that threatens America today. (Advance tickets: $13.50 plus sales tax and processing fees. Doors: $17, or $15 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later.)

Image: The noose hung outside the U.S. Capitol by January 6th insurrectionists. Photo by Tyler Merbler (Creative Commons). Tint and vignette effect added.