This week, the Sidore Lecture Series’ trend of discussing far-right hate groups continues with Kurt Braddock’s “The Hate Vaccine: Attitudinal Inoculation as Counter-Persuasion for Far-Right Extremist Propaganda”. Like all Sidore Lectures, it will be open to the public and virtual, and will take place on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00PM. For more information, or to register, visit the lecture series homepage.
Braddock intends to present research-backed methods- namely, “attitudinal inoculation”- to prevent adults from being ensnared in conspiracy theories and far-right extremism. The events of the last year demand action, and in the words of Gary McCool, who released the event announcement on Friday, “The recent testimony by the Director of the FBI and the report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence [both] identified right-wing extremism as the most prominent threat to national security.”
For those interested in learning more, Braddock’s book Weaponized Words is available online.