The Other Side of Terrorism: U.S. Domestic Terror Actors, Ideologies, and Events

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: via Zoom  Fee: $15 in advance



W. Travis Morris

Director, Peace & War Center
Norwich University

The term “terrorism” over the past twenty years is normally associated with international ideologies and incidents. However, U.S. domestic terrorism actors and groups have also inflicted great harm over the past one hundred years. This presentation examines some of the most influential ideologies, actors, and events that have shaped U.S. domestic terrorism.

Registration is $15 per person.

W. Travis Morris joined the faculty of Norwich University in 2011. He teaches criminal justice in the School of Justice Studies and Sociology and directs NU’s Peace and War Center. Professor Morris holds a BA in criminology from Northern Illinois University, an MS in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. He has published on the relationship between policing, peacekeeping, counterterrorism, and counter-insurgency and is the author of the recent book, Dark Ideas: How Violent Jihadi and Neo-Nazi Ideologues Have Shaped Modern Terrorism. He has conducted ethnographic interviews in Yemen and published on how crime intersects with formal and informal justice systems in a socio-cultural context. His research interests include violent extremist propaganda analysis, information warfare, and text network analysis. He is an active teacher in and out of the classroom and has created a series of recent grant-funded student learning trips in the Balkans and the Middle East.