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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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  • Strategies of terrorism
    Terrorists around the world are using the Internet to spread propaganda, and increasing using English to reach more potential jihadis. A look at the tactics terrorists use and the ways some governments are convincing some to leave before committing violence against civilians.9:06 a.m.
    Jarret Brachman: assistant professor of security studies at North Dakota State University and the former director of research at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center. He is the author of "Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice."
    Christopher Boucek: associate in Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Zachary Abuza: professor of political science at Simmons College.
  • Morality and shopping
    Psychologists have discovered that virtuous shopping in the laboratory, that is buying earth-friendly products, can lead to lying, cheating, and stinginess. But in real life, is there a connection between how we feel, what we buy, and how we behave?10:06 a.m.
    Gavan Fitzsimons: is Professor of Marketing and Psychology at Duke University.
    Ravi Dhar: is Professor of psychology, Management and Marketing and director of the Center for Customer Insights at the Yale University.

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