The jihadi terrorist threat has changed from that of the centrally planned and funded al Qaeda, to the ISIS inspired lone actor. Many of these individuals trained in Syria, Iraq, or elsewhere, while other have been radicalized on-line without ever leaving their homes. Thousands of volunteers from Europe and the United States have travel led to Syria and Iraq, and now potentially pose an enormous threat to their countries of origin. Today's counter-terrorism strategies look at how to dissuade people from radicalizing, as well as identifying those who volunteer to fight, and those who return home determined to continue the campaign. The focus of this workshop will be on the exchange of best practice and de-radicalization techniques, where the speakers will be practitioners drawn from government-affiliated bodies, as well as civil society.
Chair: Mr. Michael Whine, Director, Government & International Affairs, Community Security Trust (CST), United Kingdom
Mr. Rashad Ali, Senior Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue , United Kingdom
Dr. Annika Borg, Doctor of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Prof. Rohan Gunaratna, Director, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mr. Daniele Moro, Executive Director, US-Italy Global Affairs Forum, Italy
Mr. Sultan Shahin, Founder and Editor, www.NewAgeIslam.com, India
Wednesday, September 9, at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya