Author: Sally Chapman

The New Energy Web: Smart Grids and Energy Innovation

The Networked Energy Web: The Convergence of Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid, and Distributed Power Generation as the Next Frontier of the ICT Revolution The Center for American Progress has released a new report on the topic of smart grids, innovation, and the energy grid. The report outlines a strategy “for...

Defeating the Active Shooter – Featured Naval Postgraduate School Thesis

Defeating the Active Shooter: Applying Facility Upgrades in Order to Mitigate the Effects of Active Shooters in High Occupancy Facilities In June, Naval Postgraduate School students Charles E. Ergenbright and Sean K. Hubbard completed a thesis on the topic of active shooters. Their paper analyzes a variety of historical active...

Security at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

The 2012 election season is heating up, and that means that political conventions are right around the corner. The Republican National Convention will take place from August 27th through the 30th.The Democratic National Convention will take place the following week between September 3rd and September 6th. Because of the size,...

Violence and the European Far Right

Pedlars of Hate: The Violent Impact of the European Far Right The Institute on Race Relations has released a new publication concerning European far right groups and associated racial and cultural violence. The report looks at over one hundred violent incidents across Europe. While noting that most of the extremist...

Anniversary of U.S. Embassy Bombings in Africa

August 7, 2012 marks the 14th anniversary of the 1998 bombing of the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At 10:30 a.m. local time, trucks loaded with bombs exploded near both embassies. It was soon discovered to be an attack orchestrated by Osama bin Laden,...

Wisconsin Shooting and Response

The nation was shocked yesterday to hear of the tragic shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple. Six victims were killed before the shooter was taken down by police officers. As more details were released, it has become known that the shooter was Wade Michael Page, a white supremacist who had...

International Religious Freedom Report for 2011

International Religious Freedom Report for 2011 The Department of State has released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2011. This annual publication describes the state of religious freedom in nearly every corner of the globe. Included for every country are sections on religious demography, the government’s respect for religious freedom,...

Reporting on Muslims in the United Kingdom

Race and Reform Islam and Muslims in the British Media According to this report by Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed of the Institute for Policy Research & Development, reporting on Muslims in Great Britain has been overwhelmingly negative, especially after 9/11. This reporting may be impacting the opinions of British citizens...

Judicial and Police Reforms in Mexico: Senate Report

Senate Committe Print 112-36: Judicial and Police Reforms in Mexico: Essential Building Blocks for a Lawful Society The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has released a new report about justice in Mexico in the wake of recent elections that brought the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) back to power. According to...