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Extremism Gone Mainstream: White Supremacy, Combat Sports Clubs, Neo-Paganism, and the War in Ukraine
November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Right-wing extremism has embedded itself in popular culture: in music, fashion, and increasingly, combat sports clubs and religion. The international network of right-wing extremist combat sports clubs and other non-traditional spaces serve as fertile recruitment spaces for white supremacists and well-documented conduits for volunteer soldiers to both sides of the Russian-Ukraine War. Please join CEMS and the Jordan Center for a presentation by Alexander Ritzmann of the Counter-Extremism Project and Talia Lavin, journalist and author of Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy, as they discuss the mainstreaming of right-wing extremism through combat sport networks and Christian Nationalism, and the dark web, and the threat they pose to international security.
This event is co-hosted by the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
Dr. Joshua Tucker, Director, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, NYU
Dr. Emma Rosenberg, CEMS, NYU
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