Dr. Peter Neumann of Kingâ€™s College London will discuss the European Commission-funded study, â€śRecruitment and Mobilization for the Islamist Militant Movement in Europe.â€ť This study, and others, will form the basis for EU policy making in preventing violent radicalization. Based on secondary research as well as extensive fieldwork in Britain, France and Spain, the report provides the most comprehensive picture of the methods through which Islamist militants in Europe mobilize supporters and find new recruits.
Dr. Neumann is director of the Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. He previously served as the director of the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College London, academic director of the Club de Madrid's International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security in 2005 and as senior advisor to the National Policy Forum on Terrorism, Security and America's Purpose in 2005.
Friday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut St., Room G-1