KSC Seminar/Webinar Series: The Escalating Risk of Mass Violence in the United States
Webinar presented by Dr. James Waller, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The United States is at a crossroads in its history. The escalating level of political violence raises serious red flags about the erosion of democratic norms and the growing distrust of peaceful political processes. Were risk analysts noticing these same trends anywhere else in the world, the approaching storm would be clear and alarms would be raised by a range of international governmental and nongovernmental voices. While the United States is not a failed or failing state, it is a fragile and flailing one, closer to breakdown than a breakthrough. The risk of mass violence is progressively accumulating in a rising tide, and resilience is rapidly receding. This presentation will assess the longer-term structural risk factors related to governance, memory, social fragmentation, and economic conditions—along with the realtime accelerants and possible triggering events—that indicate an escalating likelihood of an outbreak of mass violence in the United States.
Registration for the webinar series is required at https://keene.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yndQTEPWS0W7hm3Ww0MASQ. After registering, you will receive the link for the webinar via email.
To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.