Lecture to be filmed for C-SPAN Book TV

WESTFIELD – Westfield State University (WSU) will host a lecture by Dr. George Michael of the Criminal Justice Department on his book Lone Wolf Terror and the Rise of Leaderless Resistance on Wednesday April 24th at 4:00 pm in Ely Library. The event is part of the Campus Author Series and will be filmed by C-SPAN to air on BookTV.
Lone Wolf Terror and the Rise of Leaderless Resistance investigates the motivations of numerous political and ideological elements, such as right-wing individuals, Eco extremists, and foreign jihadists. In all these cases, those carrying out destructive acts operate as “lone wolves” and small cells, with little or no connection to formal organizations. Ultimately, George Michael suggests that leaderless resistance has become the most common tactical approach of political terrorists in the West and elsewhere.
Dr. George Michael is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and this spring marks his first semester at Westfield State. He has published four other books: Confronting Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism in the USA (2003), The Enemy of my Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right (2006), Willis Carto and the American Far Right (2008), and Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator (2009). This will be his fourth C-SPAN lecture.
The Ely Library Campus Author Series was created in 2012 and is sponsored by Ely Library. During the past year, the Campus Author Series has highlighted the works of published Westfield State University professors and is open to any member of the faculty or staff. Past faculty authors include: Dr. Imo Nse Imeh, Daughters of Seclusion: the Revelation of the Ibibio ‘Fattened Bride’ as the Icon of Beauty and Power; Dr. Daniel Price, Sacred Terror: How Faith Becomes Lethal; and Dr. Robin DiAngelo, What Does it Mean to be White? Developing White Racial Literacy.

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