Political scientist will discuss domestic extremism at Akron Press Club

Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler will discuss domestic extremism and the events at the Capitol on January 6 in an Akron Press Club virtual program Monday, April 5, at noon.

Kaltenthaler, political science professor and director of security studies at the University of Akron, is an expert on political violence, political psychology, public opinion and political behavior, and countering violent extremism and counterterrorism.

His current research centers on the radicalization and recruitment process into violent extremism in different types of social and political environments. His work has resulted in academic publications and presentations, as well as reports and briefings for the United States government.   

Kaltenthaler has been published in several books, book chapters, as well as articles in International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.  He is completing a book on ISIS in Iraq with Oxford University Press.

The Akron Press Club has not been able to hold traditional lunch programming during the current pandemic. Funds from these lunches go toward scholarships for journalism and public relations students. Between the Press Club and the John S. Knight Memorial Scholarship Fund, scholarships of $5,000 were awarded to nine students in 2020.

As we navigate COVID-19, please consider a donation to the Akron Press Club to fund scholarships. They make a difference to the students who receive them. You can donate by following the link on the registration page for this event.

Speaker: Political scientist Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler.

Date: Noon, April 5, 2021

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The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students. Visit www.akronpressclub.org for membership information.