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Duerr Terrorism Forum

Forum Examines Global Implications of Terrorism

by Madi Cannon, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University will host a political forum to discuss the implications of global terrorism on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Youth Room. The event, sponsored by Cedarville's chapter of the American Enterprise Institute Executive Council, is free and open to the public.

Three leading scholars will participate in the forum: Dr. Liam Anderson, professor of political science at Wright State University; Dr. Vaughn Shannon, associate professor of political science at Wright State University; and Dr. Glen Duerr, associate professor of international studies at Cedarville University.

The forum will provide a broad discussion about terrorism in various regions of the world, examining well-known terrorist groups such as ISIS, Kurdistan Worker’s Party, Irish Republican Army and National Liberation Front of Corsica. It is prompted by the upcoming book “Bombs, Blood, and Independence,” which will explore the relationship between secessionism and terrorism. All three professors contributed chapters to the book, which was edited by Duerr.  

“The purpose is to help students be a little more aware of the global implications of terrorism, especially in Europe,” said Jacob Calloway, senior international studies major. “It’s a way to start promoting global thought and understanding world events.” 

Calloway will serve as moderator for the forum. He and a team of six other Cedarville students are planning and promoting the event.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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