Homeland Security Webinar: After Charlottesville

How Do We Now Define Terrorism?

Please join us for a live webinar:

After Charlottesville:  How Do We Now Define Terrorism?
By Rohin Sharma

While its easy to paint Al Qaeda or ISIS as terrorists, the recent events in Charlottesville certainly sheds new light on what we should define as terrorism.  Should James Alex Fields, the man who plowed his vehicle into a crowd or protesters, be considered a domestic terrorist?  If so, should the White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis that inspired Mr.  Fields be arrested for aiding and abetting domestic terrorists?  What should be categorized as speech that supports terrorism or speech that is protected by the 1st Amendment?  

Please join us as we explore what we consider terrorism from both a legal, ethical and moral perspective.  This webinar should explain the terrorism phenomena beyond what you see on the nightly or cable news.  Topics like these are part of PSHS 6240 Political Violence and Terrorism, which is the first class in the MA in Homeland Security at George Washington University.   

Mr. Sharma is currently an analyst at the Transportation Security Administration. In this capacity, he is responsible for analyzing threats to critical infrastructure nodes within the United States. Previously, Rohin worked as an analyst with the Department of Defense, specifically focused on the IED problem set. In this capacity, he integrated academia, industry, and the intelligence community in defeating this threat. Rohin also spent seven years on active duty in the US Army as an intelligence officer. While on active duty, Rohin deployed to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM as a Battalion S–2 with the 101st Airborne Division. In addition, he was a J2 planner during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM from 2003–2004. Rohin also served as a ground surveillance platoon leader in the Republic of Korea in 2001.