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Can violent extremism be prevented?
Date: 15 February 2016
Time: 10h30 - 12h00
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, map

Preventing violent extremism is an international security priority. In January, the United Nations Secretary-General released his plan of action on how to tackle violent extremism, and President Barack Obama prioritised the issue through a range of activities in 2015. The challenge of preventing violent extremism raises thorny questions about the driving factors behind the problem. Development deficits, inequality, corruption and violent religious ideology have all been highlighted in recent debates.

This seminar will discuss international debates and emerging research findings on the drivers of violent extremism, and implications for global and national policies and practice. 

Miles Armitage, Australia’s Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, will reflect on global developments in the field of preventing violent extremism and will draw on lessons from his experience in Australia and Asia. Dr Anneli Botha will discuss the issues based on her research findings on violent extremism.

Chair: Martin Ewi, Senior Researcher, ISS


  • Miles Armitage, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Australia
  • Anneli Botha, Senior Researcher, ISS
The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
Monique de Graaff
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Martin Ewi
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
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