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Workshop: Far Right Radicalism, Anti-Semitism and Religious Fundamentalism in Europe

08/02/2015 | by ICT Staff  
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The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)
The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (IDC)
 

Workshop: Far Right Radicalism, Anti-Semitism and Religious Fundamentalism in Europe

 
Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Class H2, IDC Herzliya


Among the central challenges facing Europe in recent years isthe growing tendency toward Euro skepticism, social and political exclusion, massmigration, and the economic crisis. 

The workshop will generate a forum for scholars and practitioners to discuss recent developments and key challenges in far-right radicalism, manifestations of Anti-Semitism and religious fundamentalism across Europe. The workshop will feature panels describing and discussing frontiers in social science methodologies and offer practical methods for countering far right extremism and radicalization to policy makers. 

We hope to create an exciting intellectual exchange that will help us better understand the dynamics of extremist attitudes and behavior in Europe. 
 
 

Program and Schedule

                                        
09:15  Gathering and Registration

09:45  Welcome and Greetings

Dr. Eitan Azani, Deputy Executive Director, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT); Head of Specialization in Counter-Terrorism, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel


Dr. Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy; Senior Researcher and Head of the Political Extremism Desk, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

10:00  Opening Lecture: The Far Right in Europe: Assessing Its Alleged Rise and Danger

Prof. Cas Mudde, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, United States

Comments and discussion: Prof. Dani Filc, Department of Politics and Government and The Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society, Ben-Gurion University, Israel


11:30  Coffee Break

11:45  First Session: Far Right and the 2014 European Elections

Dr. Sarah de-Lange, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
From Moderate to Extreme Multipartism: The Impact of Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties on West European Party Systems

Dr. Esther Lopatin, Director, Center for European Studies,
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
Understanding the Significant Gains of Right Wing Parties in the Recent Elections to the European Parliament

Dr. Ayelet Banai, School of Political Sciences and the Center for German and European Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
Does the Populist Right in Europe Have Potential Allies on the Left? Cleavages, Ideologies and Coalitions

Dr. Alberto Spektorowki, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
How Extreme Right is the Radical Right? New Trends on the Endorsing of Liberal Values by Populist Radical Right Wing Parties in Europe

Comments and discussion: Prof. Ron Hassner, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

13:30  Lunch

14:30  Second Session: Contemporary Anti-Semitism in Europe

Dr. Charles Asher Small, the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy, and Koret Distinguished Scholar, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, United States 
The Crisis of Modernity: Europe and the Rise of Anti-Semitism, Islamism and Nationalism 

Dr. Sarah Fainberg, Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel-Aviv University; Center for European Studies, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, IsraelTheJews of France and the Israelization of Anti-Semitism

Carole Nuriel, Senior Middle Eastern Affairs Analyst, Anti-Defamation League
Trends in European Anti-Semitism

Comments and discussion: Dr. Amichai Magen, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy; Marc & Anita Senior Researcher; Head of the Terrorism & Governance Desk, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

16:00  Break  

16:15 Third Session: Religious Fundamentalism and Radicalization Processes in Europe

Chair: Prof. Daphna Canetti, Faculty Chair, M.A Democracy Studies Program, School of Political Science, University of Haifa, Israel

Dr. Jonathan Fine, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy; Senior Researcher & Head of the Terrorism and Religion in Comparative Perspective Desk, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

From Baader-Meinhof and The Italian Red Brigades to Al QaedaandthetheIlsamicState: Europe's New Religious Challenge 

Dr. Eitan Azani, Deputy Executive Director, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT); Head of Specialization in Counter-Terrorism, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

Radicalization process from Dawa to Jihad