Where: King’s College London
When: Tuesday November 20th, 6.15pm
ICSR is delighted to invite you to a discussion on violence and Islamist extremism in cooperation with the Centre for Grand Strategy. We are honoured to host Dr Emman El-Badawy, Head of Research in the Co-Existence team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, as a speaker for this event. Dr Martyn Frampton, Reader in Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, and ICSR Director Dr Shiraz Maher will join her in the discussion.
The presence or absence of violence has been a long guiding benchmark to determine degrees of Islamist extremism. But with global national strategies increasingly focussed on a long-term ‘battle of ideas’ in the prevention of extremism and terrorism, how far is the research community ready to support them?
Emman will discuss how fixations on violence have reduced the discourse on Islamist extremism into two divergent camps: those who view non-violent Islamists as enablers of terrorism, and those who view them as firewalls. She will show how for both violent and non-violent Islamist groups, objective evidence is lacking and our frameworks of analysis too rigid to explore the important ideological gymnastics that have come to shape a multigenerational movement.
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