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Dr. Jason Husser on Radicalization and Political Socialization

Belmarsh Prison

The entrance to H.M.P Belmarsh as seen from outside the visiting center. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

The entrance to H.M.P Belmarsh as seen from outside the visiting center. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

Westminster Bridge

Barricades on either side of the iconic Westminster Bridge were installed to prevent vehicles from driving on the sidewalk as seen in the 2017 London Bridge attack. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

Barricades on either side of the iconic Westminster Bridge were installed to prevent vehicles from driving on the sidewalk as seen in the 2017 London Bridge attack. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

London Tourist Security

A lone security guard monitors a crowd of tourists flocking to the Westminster Bridge for a view of Big Ben. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

A lone security guard monitors a crowd of tourists flocking to the Westminster Bridge for a view of Big Ben. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

Lambeth Bridge

A man walks past a barricade on the Lambeth Bridge meant to stop vehicles from driving on the sidewalk. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

A man walks past a barricade on the Lambeth Bridge meant to stop vehicles from driving on the sidewalk. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

London Tube

A crowded traincar on the London Tube during an early morning commute similar to the car Ahmed Hassan targeted when he attempted to detonate a bomb on a car with 93 passengers. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

A crowded traincar on the London Tube during an early morning commute similar to the car Ahmed Hassan targeted when he attempted to detonate a bomb on a car with 93 passengers. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

Belmarsh Sign

A sign outside H.M.P Belmarsh's front wall reads, "No access for pedestrains." Belmarsh is London's only maximum security prison. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

A sign outside H.M.P Belmarsh's front wall reads, "No access for pedestrains." Belmarsh is London's only maximum security prison. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

Visitor Center at Belmarsh

A visitor to H.M.P Belmarsh walks to the front of the building before being led in for visiting hours. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

A visitor to H.M.P Belmarsh walks to the front of the building before being led in for visiting hours. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

Belmarsh Visitor Tag

Before being searched for prison contraband, visitors to H.M.P Belmarsh are given a "social visitor" tag. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

Before being searched for prison contraband, visitors to H.M.P Belmarsh are given a "social visitor" tag. Image by Paul LeBlanc. United Kingdom, 2018.

In this podcast, Elon University student fellow Paul LeBlanc speaks with Dr. Jason Husser, Director of the Elon University Poll and Assistant Professor of Political Science. Husser addresses global radicalization, political socialization, and millennial voting apathy—putting current radicalization events and displays into context and giving his own predictions on the future of different movements.