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