Keynote speakers

John Horgan

Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology, at Georgia State University

Keynote: 
"The Incel Rebellion: The Rise of Male Supremacy as a New Form of Terrorism?"

John Horgan is Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University.  He has a BA and PhD in applied psychology, and his research focuses on terrorism and political violence - specifically on understanding psychological qualities of pathways into, through, and out of terrorism. John has previously held positions at the University of Massachusetts, Penn State University, the University of St. Andrews, UK, and University College, Cork, Ireland. His books include The Psychology of Terrorism  (second edition published June 2014), Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists, Walking Away from Terrorism: Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist MovementsLeaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective DisengagementTerrorism Studies: A Reader, and The Future of Terrorism. He is Editor of the premier terrorism studies journal Terrorism and Political Violence, and serves on the Boards of such journals as Politics and the Life SciencesLegal and Criminological PsychologyStudies in Conflict and TerrorismJournal for Deradicalization and Journal of Strategic Security. His research has been featured in such venues as The New York Times, VICE News, New York Magazine, TIME, CNN, NBC, Rolling Stone, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael Hogg

Michael Hogg (PhD, Bristol) is Professor and Chair of the Social Psychology Program at Claremont Graduate University, in Los Angeles, an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, in the UK, and a former President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Michael Hogg’s research on group processes, intergroup relations, group influence and self and identity is closely associated with the development of social identity theory. He has 360 scientific publications that have been cited 73,000 times, and was the 2010 recipient of the Carol and Ed Diener Mid-Career Award in Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is foundation Editor-in-Chief with Dominic Abrams of the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, an associate editor of The Leadership Quarterly, and a former associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Current research foci include leadership and influence, uncertainty and extremism, exclusion and marginalization, and subgroup dynamics within groups.

Sophia Moskalenko

Sophia Moskalenko received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.

Her research on terrorism and radicalization has been presented in scientific conferences, government briefings, radio broadcasts and international television newscasts. As a research fellow at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NC-START) she has worked on research projects commissioned by the Department of Defence, Department of Homeland Security and Department of State.

With Clark McCauley, she has co-authored award-winning Friction: How conflict radicalizes them and us, and The Marvel of Martyrdom: The power of self-sacrifice in the selfish world.