Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Matusitz Interview w/ Robert Spencer (about 55 minutes; the sound works, it starts after the first minute of graphics and music) (about 55 minutes)



https://sciences.ucf.edu/communication/person/jonathan-matusitz/


Jonathan Matusitz (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006) is currently a tenured associate professor in the Nicholson School of Communication. His research focuses on the role of communication in terrorism, symbolism in terrorism, the globalization of culture, and health communication. His research methodologies include qualitative interviewing, content analysis, semiotics, and theoretical analysis.
On top of having more than 140 academic publications and over 150 conference presentations, he taught at a NATO-affiliated military base in Belgium in 2010. Originally from Belgium himself, he moved to the United States in 2000.
His first book on terrorism, titled Terrorism & Communication: A Critical Introduction, was published by SAGE in 2013. His second book, Symbolism in Terrorism: Motivation, Communication, and Behavior, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2014.
In 2011, Dr. Matusitz’s research was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 2014, he has collaborated with a representative of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, in India to examine suicide terrorism.
Occasionally, Dr. Matusitz is the featured speaker at law enforcement workshops and training sessions. He has delivered presentations on terrorism to agencies such as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and local sheriff’s offices.
Since his tenure at UCF, Dr. Matusitz has received multiple faculty awards. In both 2012 and 2017, he was honored with a prestigious teaching award by the College of Sciences (COS). In 2014, he received a teaching award by the Nicholson School of Communication: the “Excellence in Teaching Award for 2013-2014.” And in 2015, he was the winner of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for COS.
Jonathan Matusitz has taught the following courses at UCF: Terrorism and Communication (COM 4416), Symbolism in Terrorism (COM 6425), Communication Research Methods (COM 3311), Qualitative Research Methods (COM 6303), Intercultural Communication (COM 4461), Conflict Management (COM 4462), Group Dynamics (SPC 4426), Nonverbal Communication (SPC 4331), Organizational Communication (COM 3120), Communication and Human Relations (COM 3011), Health Communication (COM 6025), and Honors Fundamentals of Oral Communication (SPC 1600).
ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Coming in November 2017 is Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.