Tony Gaskew, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) will be a featured presenter on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in the Maltz Building during SHSS’ 31st Residential Institute. Gaskew’s latest book, entitled, Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility, focuses on the role of the criminal justice system in providing adequate post-secondary prison education opportunities for incarcerated black males and the impact of historical racism on black males and on the criminal justice system.
Gaskew will speak from 3:00-4:30 p.m. about these implications and the impact on community and national security. This talk is entitled, “Domestic Terrorism and National Security: Connecting the Dots.” He will discuss The National Threat Assessment for Domestic Terrorism and various extremist groups and their impact on law enforcement and national security. Gaskew will speak again from 4:30-6:00 p.m. as the guest speaker at SHSS’ Social Justice Roundtable. He will focus on the links between corrections, law enforcement, incarceration and social justice. The NSU Book Store will provide the opportunity to purchase Gaskew’s book and have it signed by the author at both talks. The NSU community is invited.
Gaskew is an Associate Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. He has been a Fulbright-Hays Fellow and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Egypt and Israel examining the Muslim Brotherhood, structural, and political violence. He is an FDD Terrorism Fellow, a Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) Research Team Member, and also serves as a Research Team Member on the FBI-sponsored Global Hostage-Taking and Analysis Project. Gaskew was selected as a University of Pittsburgh Faculty Diversity Fellow and serves as the Chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity. He has an extensive law enforcement background and received his M.S. in Criminal Justice from NSU.