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Panel programme

Each symposium consists of three or four papers that are thematically related. The symposium will have a chair and a discussant. Each paper session will take a maximum of 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation by author(s), followed by 10 minutes discussion with the audience). A symposium will be 90 minutes, including 30 minutes for discussion and Q&A.

Sessions

April 24, 14:30-16:00

1A: Women, gender and violence

Conference room: Wallenberg
Chair: Thomas Johansson

Sara Mahmood: Women’s Roles and Agency in the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS): A Discourse Analysis of Dabiq

Anne Birgitta Nilsen: Women at risk on Facebook

Lisa Kaati, Tim Isbister & Katie Cohen: Gender balance in user generated comments posted on immigration critic alternative media

1B: Interfaith, Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism

Conference room: Sydamerika
Chair: Ylva Odenbring

Lenita Törning: The role of interfaith projects in countering radicalisation and extremism in the United Kingdom

Sacharias Wirén: The Army of God – an examination of religiously motivated violence from a psychology of religion perspective

Peter K. Forster: An Applied Approach to Countering Violent Extremism: Case Studies from the Balkans

1C: Media, Cultic Milieus and Radicalization

Conference room: Antarktis
Chair: Göran Larsson

Philip K. Creswell: Feds Everywhere: Risk-Mitigation Strategies among Hacktivists in Anonymous Chat Rooms

Rick Latham Lechowick: The Power of Name-Calling: A Connection Between Terminology and Treatment as Demonstrated in the Islamic State’s Genocide Against the Ezidis of Northern Iraq

Thomas Lindgren: Religious Radicalization in Indonesia

1D: Education and Preventing Violence

Conference room: Europa
Chair: Roger Säljö

Sami Adwan: Empowering Voices of Israeli and Palestinian Teens through Writing

Claudia Lenz & Solveigh Moldrheim: How to recognize and respond to the dimension of prejudice in bullying and offenses in schools

 

April 24, 16:00-17:30

2A: Nordic Perspectives

Conference room: Sydamerika
Chair: Robin Andersson

Lars Gudmundson: Learning Democracy at Utøya

Nerina Weiss:
Moral outrage and Utopia: the mobilization of pro-Kurdish activists

Sindre Bangstad: Dancing around the golden calf? Countering ‘radicalization’ into violent extremism in Norway 2010-2016.

2B: The Wars in Syria and Iraq

Conference room: Antarktis
Chair: Egdunas Racius

Jan Christoffer Andersen & Sveinung Sandberg: Islamic State Propaganda - Between social movement and subcultural provocation

Marco Nilsson: Radicalization Processes – from Sweden to the Jihadi Groups in Syria

Akhmet Yarlykapov: Networking ISIS in Russia: why it happens and how it works

2C: Media Approaches to the Study of Violent Extremism

Conference room: Wallenberg
Chair: Roger Säljö

Michael Krona: Weaponizing media and sympathizers – ISIS decentralized social media strategies

Gustav Larsson: Framing the Official Propaganda of the Islamic State

Andreas Önnerfors: “One percent for our country“: Studying the dynamics of online and offline-radicalization in the German far-right platform ‘einprozent.de‘

2D: Right Wing Violence

Conference room: Europa
Chair: Thomas Johansson

Tore Bjørgo: Soldiers of Odin: Making the streets safer for our women?

Mattias Gardell: Urban Lone Wolf: A Case Study

Viggo Vestel: Radical right wing anti-Islamism versus radical Islam in a Norwegian context: polarising relations with global roots"

 

April 25, 10:00-11:30

3A: Nordic Perspectives

Conference room: Europa
Chair: Robin Andersson

Lars Gule: The Prophet’s Ummah – a Norwegian salafi-jihadist group

Liselotte Frisk & Tomas Axelson: An evaluation of the Swedish ”Kunskapshus” [Houses of knowledge] in four Swedish cities; Borlänge, Örebro, Göteborg and Stockholm

Leena Malki & Daniel Sallamaa: Terrorism as a matter of definition: The public debate around ideologically motivated violence in Finland, 1990-2015

3B: Methodological Approaches

Conference room: Wallenberg
Chair: Christer Mattsson

Jonas Svensson: Sacralisation, desecration and violence – exploring the interconnections

Hasnain Govani, Lisa Kaati, Katie Cohen & Tim Isbister: Computerized text analysis of propaganda from the Islamic state

Emma Bäck, Hanna Bäck, Niklas Altermark & Holly Knapton: A throw from the extreme: Political attitude shift following inclusion by a radical group in the Cyberball paradigm

3C: Historical Dimensions

Conference room: Antarktis
Chair: Göran Larsson

Anas Al Khabour: Radicalism and cultural heritage

Eli Göndör: The Influence of Sayyid Qutb on Violent Extremism

Susanne Olsson: Traditionalist strategies of othering in ‘Abbasid Baghdad

3D: Terrorism before Terrorism

Conference room: Sydamerika
Chair: Roger Säljö

Mats Fridlund: Terrorisms before Terrorism - Representing modes & meanings of rebel and regime extremist violence, 1848-1917

Emin Poljarevic: Islamism between Theory and Practice

Therese Sandrup: A shift of focus, or a loss of focus? Exploring counter-radicalization work in a Norwegian police district.

 

April 25, 14:30-16:00

4A: Nordic Perspectives

Conference room: Europa
Chair: Christer Mattsson

Niklas Altermark, Emma Bäck & Hampus Nilsson: Countering Radicalisation: An overview of Swedish municipalities’ prevention strategies

Anders Bo Christensen & Thea Theresen Nöddegaard: Preventing radicalization in Denmark

Christina Kiernan: Collaborative interventions in Stockholm city aiming to improve protective factors, reduce criminality and, overall, strengthen the resilience against radicalisation.

4B: Global Perspectives

Conference room: Sydamerika
Chair: Thomas Johansson

Marte Nilsen: Monks in Movements: Buddhism and Political Conflicts in Myanmar and Thailand

Denis Brylov: The processes of radicalization in the Ukrainian Muslim community in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine

Ahmad Akhlaq: Embeddedness and Radicalisation of Youth in One Islamist Organisation in Pakistan

4C: Ending Jihadi Conflicts

Conference room: Wallenberg
Chair: Göran Larsson

Isak Svensson & Daniel Finnbogason: How Jihadist States End

Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs: A Matter of Faith? Mediation attempts with Boko Haram in Nigeria

Desirée Nilsson & Isak Svensson: How Do Islamist Conflicts End? Religious claims and civil war outcomes, 1975-2015

4D: Nordic Perspectives

Conference room: Antarktis
Chair: Robin Andersson

Haisam A Rahman: Local prevention of violent extremism in Gothenburg

Tore Bjørgo & Ingivild Magnaes Gjelsvik: Right-Wing Extremists and anti-Islam Activists in Norway: Constraints against Violence

Iram Khawaja: Homegrown religious radicalization and the quest for belonging

 

April 25, 16:00-17:30

5A: Interventions and Resistance

Conference room: Europa
Chair: Ylva Odenbring

Jari Taponen & Karin Creutz: World politics, otherness and violent extremism

Marius Linge & Sveinung Sandberg: Resistance to jihadism within the young and silent Muslim majority

Line Lerche Mørck, Lone Maj Clausen & Tina Wilchen Christensen: Social practice ethics – researching sensitive mo(ve)ments with “formers”

5B: Eastern perspectives

Conference room: Sydamerika
Chair: Göran Larsson

Egdunas Racius: Virtual absence of political religious radicalism/extremism in the Baltic States: assessment through the demand-supply prism’

Oleg Yarosh: Neo-fundamentalist Islamic discourse in Ukraine and problem of religious extremism

Natalia Kutuzova: Literature of radical Islam in Belarus: in search of religious tradition

5C: Nordic Perspectives

Conference room: Wallenberg
Chair: Christer Mattsson

Hamed El-Said: Who are the Foreign Fighters?

Hans Abrahamsson: In the Great Transformation of our Times: "violent extremism as politics by other means"

Tina Wilchen Christensen: ‘Radicalisation’ as an outcome of a social ‐ political struggle

5D: Comparative Perspectives of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Conference room: Antarktis
Chair: Lina Khatib

Intissar Kherijiln & Maher Zoglami: “Understanding the Factors that Attract Tunisian Youth to Violent Extremist Groups
An Individual-Centric Approach”

Kristen Kao & Ellen Lust: “Examining Community Level Drivers of Radicalization Across Contexts in the Middle East”

Diab Badayneh & Khawla Al Hassan: “Radicalizing Syrians Refugees in Jordan: Causes and Consequence”

Fares Braizat & Walid Al Khatib: “Changing Trends in Popular Support for Radical Movements and Youth Radicalization in Jordan”

 

April 26, 10:00-11:30

6A: Leaving Violence

Conference room: Europa
Chair: Christer Mattsson

Peter Nustad & Ida Cathrine Ruud: Dembra - Democratic preparedness against racism, antisemitism and undemocratic attitudes

Robert Örell: Perspectives from the grey zone. A presentation of Exit Sweden – disengagement, re-integration and building a new social identity

Alida Skiple: The Swedish Tolerance Project in practice and theory

6B: Eastern perspectives

Conference room: Sydamerika
Chair: Göran Larsson

Egdunas Racius: Virtual absence of political religious radicalism/extremism in the Baltic States: assessment through the demand-supply prism’

Oleg Yarosh: Neo-fundamentalist Islamic discourse in Ukraine and problem of religious extremism

Natalia Kutuzova: Literature of radical Islam in Belarus: in search of religious tradition

6C: Name-Calling and Surveillance

Canceled

6D: Measuring Radicalization and Tendencies Towards Violent Extremism

Conference room: Wallenberg
Chair: Lina Khatib

Edgar Jones: Vulnerabilities to Recruitment and Radicalisation: A UK Population study

Oluf Gotsche-Astrup & Lasse Lindekilde: Measuring Violent Extremism and the Extremist Mindset: Result from a Danish Validation Study”

Kristen Kao & Ellen Lust: Measuring Violent Extremism in Surveys: The use of Experimental Techniques to get Sensitive Questions

Lasse Lindekilde: Mitigating impacts of terririst attacks involving weapons and firearms in Europe: factors influencing intention to "run, hide, tell" in the UK and Denmark

Mark Tessler:

 

April 26, 13:00-14:00

7A: The Swedish National Coordinator Against Violent Extremism

Canceled