The forum will feature UNC experts in public policy, religious studies, history, journalism, and law, addressing issues and questions surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing. UNC School of Law's Tamar Birckhead will be one of the panelists.
The Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath — the week that started with deadly explosions and ended with a manhunt — have left us with unanswered questions about home-grown terrorism, religious extremism, the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle and political struggles as far away as Chechnya. In the wake of these events, we wonder how normal young men become “radicalized,” how journalists can hold to their professional standards against competition from social media, and how we can create community in a time of violence and extremism. Presented by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies and the General Alumni Association. For more information: http://alumni.unc.edu/article.aspx?SID=2115.