January – May CBI will offer a series of great events for our members and friends.  To attend, please call the office at 831.624.2015 or email us at  Login information will be sent following registration.

Event #6
White Supremacy Here & Abroad
Dr. Jason Blazakis

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Wine & Cheese

Sunday, May 23, 2021

5:00 – 6:00 PM Meet & Greet

6:00 – 7:00 PM Speaker

 Explore the politics of divisiveness, anger, and fear with Dr. Jason Blazakis, Director of Middlebury Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism.

Professor Blazakis will discuss “Counterterrorism Research on White Supremacist Movements”.  Previously, he served for a decade as the director of the Office of Counterterrorism Finance at the U.S. State Department, a role he came to after several years working on various aspects of counterterrorism and intelligence within the government. 

Along with his colleagues at CTEC, Dr. Blazakis has been working on extremism research projects for several notable clients – in particular studying far-right extremism messaging online, why certain messages resonate with audiences, what key phrases, words, are being used to spread that message, and what messaging is effective or not effective. Learn about the Increased spotlight on various white supremacist movements and the threats of domestic terrorism in recent months and weeks. 

Break bread with friends and family with Hors D’oeuvres and a bottle of wine during our first hour.
You can pick these up at CBI or we’ll make other arrangements.
Catered by Jeninni Kitchen and Wine Bar in Pacific Grove. 

$54 per household – Limited to 40 sign-ups!

Thank you to our sponsors: Beth Cort, Marlene & Gadi Maier