Begun Center’s Ryan McMaster shares concerns of violent beliefs and homegrown extremism

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ideastreamRyan McMaster, research data manager at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, shared his thoughts on why the danger posed by violent beliefs and homegrown extremism is concerning. “A lot of the training over the last couple decades was really focused on foreign terrorist organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda,” he said. “Jan. 6 really changed the landscape across the country in terms of this topic.”