ICCT Annual Conference 2021 – Trends in Radicalisation to Violence: Key Policy Priorities and Knowledge Gaps

On Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 December, ICCT is holding its Annual Conference (online). The theme of this year’s Conference is “Trends in radicalisation to violence: Key policy priorities and knowledge gaps ” and will be chaired by ICCT’s Director Thomas Renard. Register to attend the panels here.

On Wednesday, December 8, from 15:00-16:30 CET we will kick off with a high level panel discussing “Trends in radicalisation to violence: what policy concerns and priorities?” with a focus on hearing and discussing views from key policymakers from different geographical and institutional horizons.

Speakers include:

Michèle Coninsx – Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg – National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security for the Netherlands and former Chief Constable of the Amsterdam Regional Unit

Dr Christiane Hoehn – Principal Advisor to EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

On Thursday, December 9, from 15:00-16:30 CET, we will conclude the Conference with a panel focusing on academics and researchers, exploring the topic ‘Radicalisation: knowledge gaps and emerging challenges’. With the aim to understand which knowledge gaps might still alter our capacity to understand emerging challenges, and which research priorities should drive our agenda, both in terms of fundamental research as well as policy-oriented research.

Speakers include:

Prof. em. Alex P. Schmid – Director of the Terrorism Research Initiative, Research Fellow at ICCT

Dr. Gina Ligon –  Director of the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center at the University of Nebraska

Dr. Jytte Klausen – Founder of Western Jihadism Project and Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University.

In both panels, the floor will be opened to the audience so as to foster a discourse on pivotal issues and to encourage discussion on the main theme of the conference.

More speakers to be announced for both panels soon!