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Q&A: Sarah Lyons-Padilla, researcher at Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions

Sarah Lyons-Padilla is a Stanford researcher in the Department of Psychology’s Center for Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ). She is currently studying the marginalization of Muslim immigrants at risk for radicalization. Her research—particularly timely after this summer’s string of terror attacks—aims to redirect current preventive approaches to terrorism that focus on military and security measures.

Super Tuesday: Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, herein referred to as Daesh, made its boldest statement on Friday, November 14th when it organized and executed terrorist attacks in Paris, France. The attacks were coordinated in six locations including a theater, the Stade de France, and several restaurants. 129 people were murdered and 352 injured according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. America should increase its military efforts, specifically among Special Forces operations, in Syria.