London 14.09.2010 - 17.09.2010
This study trip aims to explore the links between radicalism and violence and what can be done against it. London is an ideal place to go after this question, as the city has experienced the 7/7 bombings and violent clashed between radical Islamists and extreme right-wing protesters have occurred lately. The program includes meetings and briefings with academics, government representatives, top figures from UK police and intelligence organizations, as well as former extremists and representatives of extremist far-righ and Islamist organizations.
The program aims to allow participants to:
- Familiarize themselves with the problem of radicalisation and extremist violence
- Get to know UK government policies designed to tackle violent extremism
- Critically appreciate and assess those policies
- Talk directly to extremist (but non-violent) organizations which are accused of acting as "conveyor belts" propelling people into violent extremism
- Talk directly to former violent extremists in order to try to understand how the process of radicalization works
- Engage with community leaders to discuss what their take on the issue is
The group will consist of only 12 participants. All meetings will be held in English, but there is no need to have a perfect command of English in order to participate. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from world-class experts on the subject.
As a general rule applications will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. We reserve however the right to deviate from this in order to ensure a balanced group of participants.
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