An OODA Network Q&A Session on Domestic Political Extremism and Violence with OODA Network Member Brian Jenkins
The November OODA Network Member Monthly Call was held on Friday, November 18th. The call was dedicated to opening remarks by OODA Network Member Brian Jenkins and a Q and A session with OODA Network Members on the topic of domestic political extremism, his most recent research on the topic, and lessons learned from Jenkins’ decades-long leadership on and expertise in the history, motivations and incentive structures of foreign political extremist organizations and individuals. Jenkins also has a new book: Plagues and Their Aftermath.
The Q and A session with OODA Network Members following Jenkins’ Opening Remarks is captured here.
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