Responses to Radical Islamic Terrorism is Subject of Panel Discussion at UC Santa Barbara

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 17:00
Santa Barbara, CA

UC Santa Barbara faculty will discuss the complex issues of the war "of" and "on" terror during a panel discussion entitled "The Struggle Against Radical Islam: Public Policy Consequences of the War on Terror," Monday, November 7, at 5 p.m. in 1910 Buchanan Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Mark Juergensmeyer, professor of sociology and director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB, will discuss the public policy implications of the war on terror as outlined in his award-winning book, "Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence."

Commenting on Juergensmeyer's presentation will be Kathleen Moore, chair of law and society, and Michael Stohl, chair of communication.

The symposium is the second in a series of Social Science Public Policy Briefings, sponsored by Melvin L. Oliver, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UCSB.

These events are designed to bring together faculty engaged in research on public issues with community members and policymakers to provide "critical perspectives and alternative visions on the many social, political, and economic issues that face our society today,"

Oliver says.