Members of the NYU community joined the MAIR Radicalization & Religion seminar for a presentation by graduate candidate Aditi Rajendra Pangrekar of her research, The Virtual Threat: ISIS Online. This presentation was followed by an in-depth discussion of leadership with a moral compass in the face of the on-going threat of radicalized violence and religious extremism by Admiral (Ret.) Norman Robert Hayes drawing on his 30+ years experience in intelligence operations, including service in Afghanistan and other countries around the world. Technologies used included the Polycom system in the NYU Commons classrooms, the ESRI ArcGIS System introduced to students by the Data Services Studio (DSS) staff in Bobst Library as well as Zoom communications software and the Infogram data visualization platform.
Admiral Hayes is a Director of the recently established Leadership Ethics and Data in Migration "Provention" and Cyber Transformation (LEAD IMPACT) Reconciliation Institute serving with colleagues Dr. PL de Silva, CEO James Felton Keith, Principal Tom Halikias, and Dr. Colette Mazzucelli, who also serves as Institute Administrative Chair at the request of the other Directors.