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Michael McIntyre

Wednesday, November 18, 2015    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Community Room
Free Admission

Michael McIntyre

Terrorism:  What is it?  What Causes it?  How it can be ended? 

Michael McIntyre received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1992 and has, since 2001, served as Chair of the Department of International Studies at DePaul University.  His interest in terrorism dates to the reign of terror in Central America in the 1980s and continues to the current day.  He will discuss the origins of terrorism in the French Revolution, how some forms of political violence come to be classed as terrorist while others are not, the inconsistency of policies towards terrorism, and the peculiar community of interests between terrorists and those committed to a "war on terrorism" in maintaining the efficacy of terror.