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The Escalating Risk of Mass Violence in the United States

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03/23/2021
Virtual
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Virtual keynote featuring Dr. James Waller

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.  There is a mountain of hard work to be done to restore trust in America’s democratic institutions, develop more inclusive narratives of memory, rebuild social cohesion, and nurture economic inclusivity.

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CONTACT: Jodi Oriel
SPONSOR: Holocaust, Genocide, & Human Rights Project