Combatting Terrorism and Violent Extremism

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The threat from terrorist violence is one of the biggest challenges to security policy since the end of WW2 and has grown into an international problem since the turn of the century. Operating on a world scale, Islamist terrorism has dominated discussions of security policy since 9/11. Even though extremists do not seek to achieve their political and social goals with murderous attacks on other people, they often use physical and psychological violence to intimidate and threaten dissenters.

The seminar looks at the concepts of detecting and preventing terrorism and extremism on the local level, on the financing of terror, and the possibility of the reemergence of terror in Northern Ireland and what Radicalisation means within the spectrum of politically motivated violence.

Overall, this is not a seminar on basic knowledge on terrorism and extremism. Allegedly, most of you already have information about these issues. Instead, with this online-seminar, we try to put some spotlights on newest trends, findings in terrorism and extremism and concepts of police to handle challenges and dangers in these matters.

There will be lectures of round about 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A and discussion part. After each session, the participants receive a video recording of the online-seminar.


Lecture 1/6 | Tuesday, 1st of September, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, CET

“Countering terrorism using a layered approach – practical guidance for Police practitioners”

Martin TURNER, Inspector, British Transport Police, United Kingdom

Lecture 2/6 | Thursday, 3rd of September, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, CET

“Mass casualty attacks – a first response”

Chris BROADRICK, Constable, Armed Policing, British Transport Police, UK

Lecture 3/6 | Tuesday, 8th of September, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, CET

“Politico-ideological mobilisation and violence: a grievance-based approach and a discussion of common (mis)understandings”

Ahmed AJIL, Doctoral researcher, School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne

Lecture 4/6 | Thursday, 10th of September, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, CET

“Terror financing methods”

Mikko VÄRRI, Detective Chief Inspector, National Bureau of Investigation, Financial Intelligence Unit, Finland

Lecture 5/6 | Tuesday, 15th of September, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, CET

“Is there the threat of a re-emergence of terrorism in Northern Ireland?”

Ken PENNINGTON, Superintendent ret., PSNI

Lecture 6/6 | Thursday, 17th of September, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, CET

“Local level police methods for preventing extremism”

Jari TAPONEN, Superintendent, Head of unit for prevention of crimes from Helsinki Police Department, Finland 

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