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Released: 17-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
The war in Ukraine impacts patients with mental disorders
Aarhus University

Danish patients with mental disorders seem to have experienced a worsening of symptoms in connection with the invasion of Ukraine. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital – Psychiatry.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Untrained Disaster Responders Are More Prone to Suicide Years After World Trade Center Attack
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Construction workers, clean-up staff and other untrained nontraditional emergency employees who assisted in recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are more than five times as likely than traditional first responders to have considered suicide, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the study is believed to be the first to examine the prevalence and connection of thoughts of suicide in two occupational groups that participated in rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Newswise: Terrorism – A Threat for Urban Dwellers Be in the Know, Be on the Lookout for a Safe Society
Released: 28-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Terrorism – A Threat for Urban Dwellers Be in the Know, Be on the Lookout for a Safe Society
Chulalongkorn University

Chula Political Science Lecturer alerts our society on the dangers of “urban terrorism” and the need to build a knowledge base for crisis management should an incident occur while also proposing that the government should invest in national security.

Newswise: New book addresses dangers of technological warfare, provides recommendations for avoiding rush into conflict
Released: 10-Mar-2022 11:55 AM EST
New book addresses dangers of technological warfare, provides recommendations for avoiding rush into conflict
University of Notre Dame

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff, an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame, offers context and advice on modern warfare and how to “step back from the brink” of war in his book “Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War.”

Released: 7-Mar-2022 11:45 AM EST
Collected Psychological Science Research on War, Conflict, and Authoritarianism
Association for Psychological Science

Research on war, conflict, and authoritarianism published in the APS journals Perspectives on Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Psychological Science between 2008 and 2020.

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Released: 23-Dec-2021 11:35 AM EST
WashU Experts: One-year anniversary of siege on U.S. Capitol
Washington University in St. Louis

Jan. 6, 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of former President Donald Trump.Here, university experts in political science and law offer their thoughts on what the attack means.The dangerous consequences of the political anger – elicited by the deliberate actions of then-President Donald Trump and his supporters – were undeniable on Jan.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 1:40 PM EST
Research reveals potential new way to fight radicalization in ‘true believers’
Frontiers

‘True believers’ who exhibit extreme behavior are driven by the degree to which their identity is fused with a cause or belief, finds a new study.

Released: 14-Oct-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Decon Conference 2021
Environmental Protection Agency - Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER)

The 2021 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency International Decontamination Research and Development Conference will be held virtually November 1-5, 2021.

Released: 1-Oct-2021 2:45 PM EDT
New Research: Face-to-Face Propaganda Is Most Effective to Influence Public Sympathy to ISIS
American University

A new study shows that face-to-face connections are far more likely to gain new followers for the ISIS Islamic terrorist organization than messaging in traditional or online media.

Newswise: GW Wins Contract to Develop Antidote-Bearing Organisms to Protect Against Biological, Chemical Threats
Released: 10-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT
GW Wins Contract to Develop Antidote-Bearing Organisms to Protect Against Biological, Chemical Threats
George Washington University

The George Washington University has been awarded a $3.6 million contract to genetically modify commensal organisms to produce antidotes for harmful biological and chemical agents, such as anthrax, Ebola, and even COVID-19.

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Released: 9-Sep-2021 7:30 AM EDT
Redesigning radiation monitors at U.S. ports
Sandia National Laboratories

The Department of Homeland Security turned to Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories to create the blueprint for a new generation of radiation portal monitors that eventually will replace more than 1,400 monitors deployed across the United States.

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Released: 7-Sep-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Remembering 9/11: A Legacy of Homeland Security
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL commemorates 9/11 and reflects on the 20 years of science and technology produced since to protect against threats and make America safer.

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Released: 1-Sep-2021 1:35 PM EDT
FSU experts available to comment on 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: September 1, 2021 | 1:15 pm | SHARE: Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. The attacks led to profound changes in American society, two decades of war in Afghanistan and ramifications that continue to be felt today.Florida State University’s nationally regarded experts in emergency management, homeland security, grief, trauma and religion are available to speak to media about the lingering consequences of 9/11: Audrey Casserleigh, professor, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program and Senior Fellow at the Center for Disaster Risk Policy

Released: 1-Sep-2021 1:00 PM EDT
20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks: Rutgers Experts Available
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Law School faculty experts are available to discuss repercussions from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 20 years ago in the United States and around the world.

Released: 1-Sep-2021 12:30 PM EDT
World Trade Center Historian Reflects on 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two decades before the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001 they soared above the New York City’s skyline. Today, the towers stand only in our memory, says Angus Gillespie, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and author of “Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center,” who will teach a course this fall honoring the nearly 3,000 Americans killed in the attack.

Newswise: Experts available to discuss 20th anniversary of 9/11
Released: 26-Aug-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Experts available to discuss 20th anniversary of 9/11
DePaul University

As the United States approaches the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001, DePaul University faculty and experts are available to give commentary and insight. Their expertise is wide-ranging, including foreign relations, diplomacy, history and religion.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

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17-May-2021 9:45 AM EDT
Researchers Shed Light on the Evolution of Extremist Groups
George Washington University

Early online support for the Boogaloos, one of the groups implicated in the January 2021 attack on the United States Capitol, followed the same mathematical pattern as ISIS, despite the stark ideological, geographical and cultural differences between their forms of extremism.

Released: 26-Mar-2021 1:20 PM EDT
A Contagion of Institutional Distrust
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol has led to the emergence of a new broad, anti-government conspiracy theory spreading on social media that is dovetailing with anti-vaccination and anti-public health extremism, according to a new report by Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience.

1-Mar-2021 1:50 PM EST
New Report Offers Detailed Analysis of Capitol Hill Siege
George Washington University

A report released today by the George Washington University Program on Extremism reveals new information about the 257 people charged in federal court for playing a role in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

Newswise: Updated Numbers: GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
Released: 4-Feb-2021 2:40 PM EST
Updated Numbers: GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
George Washington University

The George Washington University Program on Extremism has continued to update a project that is tracking individuals charged with crimes related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Released: 15-Jan-2021 5:30 PM EST
GW’s Program on Extremism Tracking Criminal Cases Linked to the Attack on Capitol Hill
George Washington University

The George Washington University Program on Extremism has launched a project that is tracking individuals charged with crimes related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
FAQs Regarding the Police Response to the Storming of the U.S. Capitol from experts at Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU)

On Jan. 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol was stormed in a manner not seen since the War of 1812. To many, the ease of the assault was shocking, highlighting differences in how law enforcement has approached other protests. Faculty from Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice are helping to answer some of the questions that Americans understandably have about the incident.


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