The Tri-Continental Partnership Series on Domestic Extremism and the Threat to Democracy was a three-part webinar series in March and April 2021. The Tri-Continental Partnership is a trilateral agreement between the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, Ghent University in Belgium and the University of Missouri System in the United States.
Domestic Extremism: From Oklahoma City to the Capitol Insurrection
University of Missouri
This session was presented Wednesday, March 24, by Rodney Uphoff, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor Emeritus of Law and director of the University of Missouri South Africa Educational Program, served as a member of the defense team representing Terry Nichols in the Oklahoma City bombing trial, and Leonard Zeskind, internationally-recognized expert on white supremacists and founder of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Program Genius Grant.
Political Violence, Regional Conflicts and the Threat to Democracy: Reflections from Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa
University of the Western Cape
This session was presented Thursday, April 8, by Usang Maria Assim, Dullah Omar Institute, Namhla Matshanda, Political Science, and Keith Gottschalk, Political Science.
European Far-Right and Populist Parties: Who Are They and Who Are Their Supporters?
This session was presented Thursday, April 22, by Jasper Praet, Centre for EU-Studies, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences; Alain Van Hiel, Department of Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences; and Jasper Van Assche, Department of Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.