Luba Levin-Banchik (political science) served as program chair of the recent International Studies Association West Region (ISA-West) conference where CSUSB students and faculty presented, an article by Meredith Conroy (political science) was cited in a report about the growing distrust of the news media, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) commented on the establishment of a state Commission on the State of Hate.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) discussed the latest developments in the demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in various news media about Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, who paid a year-long membership with Oath Keepers in 2014, an extremist, anti-government militia organization.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) discussed her documentary, “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” and how it is a primer to help understand the current conflict between Palestine and Israel, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed about the leak of data from Epik, a web hosting service favored by the far-right.
David Yaghoubian (history) wrote on what the U.S. withdrawing from Afghanistan means for the rest of the world, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was one of the sources cited in an article about extremist militias being involved in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
The news media sought out Brian Levin (criminal justice) for his perspective on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the latest FBI hate crime report.
The effect of unfounded election fraud conspiracy theories on democracy and public safety, and how people can help stem the surge of hate crimes in the U.S. were two topics the news media discussed with Brian Levin (criminal justice).
Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed about security at the U.S. Capitol as law enforcement prepares for a Sept. 18 rally in Washington, D.C., and Anthony Silard (public administration) wrote about “The Challenge of Being Authentic in the Digital Age.”
Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences), Meredith Conroy (political science), David Yaghoubian (history) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in news coverage over the Labor Day weekend.
Gracie Torres (adjunct, chemistry) has established a scholarship for high school students pursuing STEM in honor of her grandmother, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed for an article about a man accused of killing his two young children and saying he was influenced by the QAnon conspiracy theory.