Thursday, March, 17, 2022

“Domestic Extremism,” First United Methodist Church, 104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL

Thu, Mar 17, 2022 at 10:30 AM

First United Methodist Church, 104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL, 34236
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The riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a reminder that right-wing extremism is a serious problem. Since 9/11 right-wing militants and jihadist terrorists have both killed around the same number of Americans. Peter Bergen examines domestic political violence in the U.S and what can be done to fix it.

Peter Bergen is a journalist, documentary producer, Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows at New America, and CNN national security analyst. He is professor of practice at Arizona State University where he co-directs the Center on the Future of War, and the author or editor of nine books, which have been translated into 21 languages. Documentaries based on his books have been nominated for two Emmys and also won the Emmy for best documentary.

Mr. Bergen writes a weekly column for and is a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group and a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security. He is on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, a leading scholarly journal in the field, and has testified on Capitol Hill eighteen times about national security issues.

Mr. Bergen holds a degree in modern history from New College, Oxford, and has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Tickets are $10 at the door.