Walker Authors Study of New Media, Terrorism

Ph.D. student M. Karen Walker is the author of a new study of the relationship between new media and terrorism. The chapter appears in the book Influence Warfare: How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas, edited by James J.F. Forest.

Walker's chapter is entitled "New Media’s Influence on the Assessment of Publicly Communicated Terrorist Threats." The book is published by Praeger Security International.

In addition to pursuing her Ph.D. at UM, Walker is also a Franklin Fellow at the Department of State’s Global Partnership Center.  The Franklin Fellows Program develops the executive potential of academics and private sector professionals through public service to the Department. The Global Partnership Center advances the State Department’s policy, program and operational goals by combining Departmental capabilities with the private sector’s resources, expertise and creative culture.

Walker Book CoverCitation: M. Karen Walker, "New Media's Influence on the Assessment of Publicly Communicated Terrorist Threats," in Influence Warfare:  How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas, edited by James J. F. Forest, 75-91. Westport, CT:  Praeger Security International, 2009.

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