Gallery: When Extremist Ideas Are No Longer Considered “Extreme”


Gasner Delvarin Jr.

Left to right: Edna Friedberg, Arie Kruglanski and Vidhya Ramalingam moments before beginning the discussion.

On Feb. 16, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, in collaboration with The Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Gutterman Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE), visited campus to discuss the concept of “extremism” and how it has become attractive in recent years as part of their Stay Connected Live, a series of stories highlighting the relevance of the Holocaust today.

Edna Friedberg, a historian at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Arie Kruglanski, Holocaust survivor and psychology professor at the University of Maryland; and Vidhya Ramalingam, founder, and CEO of Moonshot, a company that uses technology to challenge violent extremism, formed the discussion panel.