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SHSS Faculty Interviewed by NBC6 on Boston Marathon Bombing

Dustin Berna, Ph.D.

Dustin Berna, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s  Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), was interviewed by NBC 6 Miami regarding the Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath. Berna, an assistant professor of Conflict Resolution and Political Science, is an expert on terrorism, Middle Eastern politics, and Islamic Fundamentalism.



Berna has conducted a study examining the causes and electoral success of Islamic fundamentalist groups. He has collected and coded every Islamic fundamentalist group that is or has been in operation in the Islamic world since 1970. He is currently working on The Encyclopedia of Fundamentalist Movements and Islamic Extremism. Berna is also the faculty advisor to the Middle East and Islamic World Awareness Group, the Asian Working Group, and the International Diplomacy Working Group at SHSS.