Programme

Here you can find the programme of the Nordic Conference on Violent Extremism 2021.

The schedule is in Eastern European Time (EET), GMT +02:00.

The detailed information about the panels and the papers presented are found here.

(Some minor changes might be updated still.)

11:45-12:00 Welcoming words: Leena Malkki (University of Helsinki)

12:15-13:45 Paper sessions 1 

  • Panel 1: Role of ideology in violent extremism
  • Panel 2: Propaganda, media and radicalization
  • Panel 3: Do we really need historians in the field of combatting extremism and prevention?  

13:45-14:15 Break 

14:15-15:45 Roundtable: Conspiracy thinking and theories

15:45-16:00 Break 

16:00-17:30 First keynote speaker – Mia Bloom (Georgia State University)

  • Women, children and violent extremism

17:45-18:45 Virtual afterwork 

11:00-12:30 Paper sessions 2 

  • Panel 4a: Dynamics of right-wing extremism (1. session) 
  • Panel 5: Non-radicalization and radicalization  
  • Panel 6: Cities and violent extremism  
  • Panel 7: New approaches and methods in terrorism research  

12:30-13:00 Break 

13:00-14:30 Second Keynote speech – Atte Oksanen (University of Tampere)

  • School shootings and Online Communities

14:30-15:00 Break 

15:00-16:30 Paper sessions 3 

  • Panel 4b: Dynamics of right-wing extremism (2. session) 
  • Panel 8: Risk and protective factors  
  • Panel 9: Nordic perspectives to Jihadism and the Syrian conflict  
  • Panel 10: Women and violent extremism  

16:45-17:45 Virtual afterwork 

  • Includes a short tour on the places of political violence in Helsinki

11:00-12:30 Paper sessions 4 

  • Panel 11a: Social construction on terrorism and violent extremism (1. session) 
  • Panel 12: Reciprocal radicalisation, polarisation and resilience  
  • Panel 13: Conflictual Agency and counterhegemonic struggles against increasing Islamofobia 

12:30-13:00 Break 

13:00-14:30 Roundtable: Research on Radicalisation – Ways forward

14:30-15:00 Break 

15:00-16:30 Paper sessions 5 

  • Panel 11b: Social construction on terrorism and violent extremism (2.session)  
  • Panel 14: Fear, conspiracies and violent extremism  
  • Panel 15: Dilemmas of counterterrorism  

16:45-17.45 Meet & Greet the Organisers 

  • Meet Leena Malkki (NCVE 2021 organiser) and the future organisers from Gothenburg (NCVE 2022). An opportunity to give feedback and to expresses wishes and ideas for the next conference.