"Whose Face in the Mirror?" A conference to explore identity and the impact of extremism over the last 10 years

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Date: 27 November 2012
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
Time: 9:30 - 15:00


Who are the radicals now? Where are the emerging threats? How does the issue of identity operate? How do the dynamics of radicalisation differ within communities? What are the implications for those who are working with people who may be vulnerable to extremist influences?

A free, one-day event which will explore identity and the impact of extremism in the UK, Europe and beyond. Open to all.

Booking is required. Click here to register.

The theme of the event is the dynamic between extremist influences and the sense of identity. How do extremist movements and networks motivate followers and sustain their loyalty? What are the key influences and what diversionary approaches are effective? How are these influences developing and what are the implications for mitigating vulnerability in a globally connected world?

Speakers include:

Dr Paul Jackson, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Northampton. Dr Jackson will explore the recent development of extreme right wing activity in the UK and Europe. How are extreme right wing networks interacting, and what are the implications for those working with people who may be vulnerable?

Latif Ismail, Bristol Somali Forum, will explore the distinctive nature of vulnerability and radicalisation as it has affected Somalis in the UK.

Hanif Qadir, Founder of the Active Change Foundation, a charity set up to tackle recruitment into violent extremism, will explore current developments in Al Qaida influence in the UK and elsewhere.

Dave Jeal, St James Church, Lockleaze, will share his understanding of the extreme right from the 1980s through to his neighbourhood based work today.

There will also be other contributions from those who have had direct experience of the potential for extremist motivation.

The day will finish with a speaker panel Q&A session, which will reflect on the questions raised during the day.

This is a partnership event organised by Avon and Somerset Police and The University of the West of England.

Programme for the day

Tuesday 27 November 2012

9:30 - Arrival and registration

10:15 - Event starts

15:00 - Close

Cost: Free
Contact: The Octagon, UWE
Telephone: 0117 32 82334
E-mail: octagon@uwe.ac.uk

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