Mark Juergensmeyer: Terror in the Mind of God
Premiere Date: 12/9/2011; 59 minutes

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Mark Juergensmeyer, Director of UCSB's Global and International Studies Institute, talks about his recent trip to Iraq and his interviews with Sunni clergy and other Islamic political leaders, as part of his ongoing study of the global rise of religious violence. Professor Juergensmeyer attempts to explain how humans can translate their religious beliefs into acts of violence. (#9960)

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World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.10 Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.

2. Describe the recent history of the regions, including political divisions and systems, key leaders, religious issues, natural features, resources, and population patterns.

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