Upcoming Event: International Seminar on Right-Wing Extremism

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 6pm - 8pm, Central London

In light of the rise of far-right populism in Europe and the USA, Demos and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) have organised an international seminar on right-wing extremism. This seminar will explore the shifting relationship between populism and extremism, and the new dimensions at play in both the growth and the policing of far-right crime and terrorism. This event will provide a forum to discuss the evolving nature of terrorism and hate crime motivated by far-right ideologies, and the interaction of these with mainstream discourses on issues such as immigration.

This event gives the unique opportunity to compare and discuss the developments of far-right populism and the extremism, spread and enforcement of far-right extremism and the citizen’s perspectives on far-right extremism in five different countries.

Speakers include:

  • Heidi Beirich, Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Director, USA
  • Bulcsú Hunyadi, Senior Analyst, Political Capital Institute (Hungary)
  • Prof. Thomas Grumke,  University of Applied Science of Public Administration NRW, Germany
  • Rafal Pankowski, Never Again Association, Poland
  • Mike Whine, Community Security Trust, UK
  • Jamie Bartlett, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos

Chair: Sophie Gaston, Head of International Projects & External Affairs at Demos.

The event will be followed by a reception.

To request a place, please email schroeter@feslondon.net

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