Watch: What to do about QAnon?

Yesterday evening TCTHS Director David Schanzer joined Amarnath Amarasingam and Mia Bloom to discuss QAnon: the radicalization of its followers, the threat it poses to national security, and what can be done to control it.

Watch the event: What to do about QAnon?

Mia’s upcoming book mentioned at 13:36: Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon

Amar’s article mentioned at 25:44: QAnon’s predictions haven’t come true; so how does the movement survive the failure of prophecy?

 

Amarnath Amarasingam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Religion at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. His research interests are in radicalization, terrorism, diaspora politics, post-war reconstruction, and the sociology of religion.

Mia Bloom is a Professor of Communication and Middle East Studies. She conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia and speaks eight languages. Bloom is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is the editor for Stanford University Press’ new series on terrorism and political violence. She is regularly featured as an expert contributor on CNN, CNN International, MSNBC and Fox News for terrorism and national security.