Brian Levin (criminal justice) weighs in on “7 trends in online extremism to look out for in 2022,” including the impact of extremist groups decentralizing online and what influence they may have during the mid-term elections.
Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) discussed the status of the region’s economy, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in an editorial about faith groups being targeted in recent hate incidents.
Kate Liszka, CSUSB associate professor of history and director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, will present “Operation Amethyst: How Egyptian Kings and Queens got their Bling 4,000 years ago” at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 online. It is the first of two talks she will share in the series.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) discussed the need for increase security around synagogues in light of a hostage incident in Texas on Jan. 15, and Francisca Beer (accounting and finance) was interviewed about low-interest credit cards and how consumers can obtain them.
The local economy was the focus of news coverage that enlisted the expertise of Daniel MacDonald (economics) and Barbara Sorotnik (information and decision science). MacDonald discussed economic inflation in a radio interview, and Sorotnik (with Lori Aldana) highlighted the latest report by CSUSB’s Institute of Applied Research.
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed about the possibility of extremist violence during the midterm elections and was enlisted to fact check a conservative commentator’s statement regarding the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) was quoted about the steady growth of inland manufacturing and the inland economy, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed in several outlets about the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection.
In a radio segment about several HBCUs receiving bomb threats, Brian Levin, criminal justice professor and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said threats to marginalized populations must be taken especially seriously, and in another segment about political violence, Levin said most of the violence in California comes from a small group of far-right extremists.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) said the threat of domestic extremism remains, Anthony Silard (public administration) wrote about the role of a common theme in developing new friendships, and Peter Sturgeon and Mike Singer (Palm Desert Campus) were featured in the ‘Men in Philanthropy’ issue of Desert Charities News.