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Baker Cafe: Why Do Terrorist Groups Target Civilians?

Targeting civilians can be a costly strategy for terrorist groups that rely on local community support for resources and protection. Instead, some groups hit government police and security personnel despite the added risk inherent in these hard targets. Why do some terrorist groups target civilians and others target government personnel?

The Baker Cafe Series is an informal discussion about various topics. Guests are encouraged to ask questions that pertain to the topic and gain insight straight from the experts. Dr. Brandon Prins, Fellow with the Global Security Program, will discuss why civilian non-combatants are frequently the target of extremist violence.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. The zoom meeting link can be found here. 

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Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10:00am to 11:00am

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Humanities & Social Sciences


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Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
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Elizabeth Woody

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