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Seminar hos DIIS om "New trends in foreign fighting - women, converts (konvertitter; i dette tilfælde til islam) and perspectives for reintegration of foreign fighters"

Tid

Tirsdag, 8. august 2017 -
9:30 til 13:00

Sted

DIIS ∙ Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, auditoriet, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51 A (nær Nordhavn S-station) Østerbro, København

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Monday 7 August 2017 at 12.00 noon.

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During 2017, there have been significant developments in the landscape of European ‘foreign fighting.’ The Danish intelligence service notes in their most recent report that few people now leave the West to fight in the Middle East.

The focus on those leaving is therefore increasingly being superseded by a focus on those returning; how they may best be reintegrated into society, and potentially even play a role in dissuading others from engaging in similar activities.

Of those leaving, women now constitute an overwhelming majority, while converts to Islam are also disproportionately represented. In this seminar, we will take stock of these developments and focus in on the new trends in foreign fighting.

 

 

Speakers

David Malet, Director, Security Policy Studies Program, The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington DC

Marion Van San, Senior Researcher, Risbo

Melanie Smith, Researcher and Project Coordinator, Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Gordon Clubb, Lecturer, University of Leeds

Maja Touzari Greenwood, PhD Candidate, DIIS

 

 

Programme

 

09.30-09.40

Welcome and introductions

 

Maja Touzari Greenwood

 

 

09.40-10.25

Keynote:
Foreign fighters and returned militants: how long to remain on alert?

 

David Malet

 

 

10.25-10.45

Q&A

 

 

10.45-11.00

Coffee break

 

 

11.00-11.30

Lost souls searching for answers? Belgian and Dutch converts joining the Islamic State (ISIS)

 

Marion Van San

 

 

11.30-12.00

The changing nature of female support for ISIS

 

Melanie Smith

 

 

12.00-12.30

The role of former combatants in countering violent extremism

 

Gordon Clubb

 

 

12.30-12.50

Q&A

 

 

12.50-13.00

Closing remarks

 

 

Practical information

 

The seminar will be conducted in English.