Dr. Erroll Southers has been named Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Safe Communities Institute of the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
The program will focus on a diverse collection of homegrown extremism, with the objective of conducting groundbreaking research and developing innovative community-driven solutions that resonate with policymakers, community leaders and the general public.
Dr. Southers, who testified in the first hearing on the Boston Marathon bombings, is the author of “Homegrown Violent Extremism” and a recent study on Foreign Fighters departing the U.S. to join the ranks of ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
Mr. Johnathan Tal, TAL Global’s Chief Executive Officer, congratulated Dr. Southers on his new appointment: “With more than 35 years of experience and expertise, Erroll is uniquely qualified to lead this interdisciplinary academic endeavor to address an increasingly important public safety and national security challenge.”
Dr. Southers’ work at TAL Global consists of an international collection of clients and challenges related to the security of educational and cultural institutions, stadiums and transportation modalities.