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ICCT Live Briefing - Gender and Violent Extremism today

donderdag 4 juni 2020
Online event

From young, lone men carrying out terrorist attacks, to the families of foreign terrorist fighters who traveled to, and remain in Iraq and Syria, analyzing gender dynamics is key to understanding violent extremist groups today. Examining contemporary cases and international responses, this webinar will bring together leading academic and policy experts to analyze gendered dynamics of violent extremism, and discuss what a gender lens means for how we respond to violent extremism today.

On Thursday 4 June 2020, from 16:00 to 17:30 hrs.(CET/GMT+1), The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague will host an online Live Briefing, followed by a Q&A session.

The Briefing will be moderated by Joachim Koops, ICCT Board Member and Chair of Security Studies and Scientific Director of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University’s campus in The Hague.


* Joana Cook is Senior Project Manager at ICCT, and Editor-in-Chief of the ICCT journal. She is also an Assistant Professor of Terrorism and Political Violence in the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University. Her research more broadly focuses on women and gender in violent extremism, countering violent extremism, and counter-terrorism practices.

* Ashley A. Mattheis is a PhD. Candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctoral Fellow with the Center for Analysis of the Radical Right. Her work explores the use of online platforms to promote and mainstream extremist ideologies and divisive practices; particularly through discourses predicated on gendered logics. Her research brings together Cultural and Media Studies, feminist theory, and rhetoric to approach topics such as masculinities and online misogyny in the Manosphere, the linkages between the Manosphere and the Far/Alt-Right, and Alt-Right women’s discourses about negotiating submission and action in extremist groups.

* Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. His research interests include the creation of online narratives and propaganda which fosters or normalises terrorism; historical antecedents to terrorism; far-right extremism and the transnational links of far-right groups; ideological and technical diffusion, and the application of evolutionary theory to social sciences.

*Dr. Aleksandra Dier is the Gender Coordinator at the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). In this role, she is responsible for ensuring the integration of gender perspectives across CTED’s mandate, including in its dialogue with Member States, analysis of the latest trends and developments in counter-terrorism and CVE, and engagement with civil society and the research community.


To join this online Live Briefing, please register at this form and you will receive the log-in details 24 hrs before the start of the Briefing.

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