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Oklahoma Voices: Understanding and Responding to Terrorism (Jun 25, 2008)
While the state of the economy and high gas prices now appear to be the most significant issues on voters’ minds, terrorism also continues to be an important matter this election season. University of Oklahoma Political Science Professor Emeritus Stephen Sloan writes:

…this new century unfortunately has all the hallmarks of becoming a new era of terrorism that may guide the directions of political and civil life in the years to come. Despite the evolution of terrorism, there is a lack of clarity much less consensus on what should be done to prevent or counter this 'clear and present danger.' The current debate, especially in the U.S. Presidential race, demonstrates the failure to fully comprehend the nature of the threat.

Sloan joins us to discuss the national political dialogue surrounding terrorism and how the country can best respond.

Then we listen back to several speakers from last spring’s National Symposium on Counterterrorism, held at the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City. Guests include Memorial Institute Executive Director Don Hamilton, MIPT Deputy Executive Director David Cid and Peter Swire, Professor of Law at Ohio State University and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Finally, we hear from Cherif Bassiouni, a Professor of Law at DePaul University who’s authored and edited more than seventy books on Islam and its role in the global world. Bassiouni’s comments about terrorism and human rights were delivered in April at Oklahoma City University as part of the conference, “Denouncing Violence in the Name of God: The Case of Islam.”

WEB EXTRAS: Read Prof. Sloan’s article, “The Evolution of Terrorism as a Global Test of Wills: A Personal Assessment and Perspective”

View the Memorial Institute's frequently asked questions about terrorism

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