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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"


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


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The focus on those leaving is therefore increasingly being superseded by a focus on those returning; how they may best be reintegrated into society, and potentially even play a role in dissuading others from engaging in similar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




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






Welcome and introductions


Maja Touzari Greenwood




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


David Malet








Coffee break




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


Marion Van San




The changing nature of female support for ISIS


Melanie Smith




The role of former combatants in countering violent extremism


Gordon Clubb








Closing remarks



Practical information


The seminar will be conducted in English.