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Saturday, May 20 • 12:00 - 13:00
Preventing Radicalisation - Empowering Alternative Voices

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Effective counter-terrorism strategies require the participation of a broad range of actors, including civil society. At the core of such strategies is the notion that prevention of radicalisation is one of the key priorities and that effective groups and individuals need to be supported and empowered with a view to building resilience within relevant communities. The panel will examine the current challenges in empowering alternative voices across Europe and will offer first-hand experience in working on the ground, both at grassroots level and with policy makers.

Organised in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy 

Moderators
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Elmar Theveßen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, ZDF German Television
Elmar Theveßen began his career in TV journalism in 1991 at ZDF’s offices in the former German capital of Bonn, covering domestic politics and security issues. As ZDF’s North America correspondent based in Washington from 1995-2001, he reported not only on the Clinton administration, the internet boom, and various social and economic issues, but also on the bomb attacks in Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Kenya, and Tanzania. In May 2001... Read More →

Speakers
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Roberta Bonazzi

President, European Foundation for Democracy
Roberta Bonazzi founded the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) in 2005 and has guided its growth for over a decade. Her expertise focuses on violent radicalisation, foreign relations, democratic reform and extremism. She has directed successful pan-European campaigns on thes... Read More →
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Tehmina Kazi

Policy and Advocacy Officer, Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance
Tehmina Kazi is a European Foundation for Democracy fellow, human rights activist and writer based in Cork, Ireland. She was director of the registered charity British Muslims for Secular Democracy from May 2009 to August 2016, where she worked to raise awareness of secularism among British Muslims and the wider public. She is a trustee of Hope Not Hate, an advisory board member of the Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks project, an Inclusive Mosque Initiative volunteer, and a former Royal Society of Arts Centenary Young Fellow. Tehmina was named one of the... Read More →
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Andreas Sugar

Head of Rapid Response, International Media Support (IMS)
After a long career in United Nations peacekeeping, Andreas Sugar joined International Media Support (IMS), a Copenhagen, Denmark-based non-profit NGO, in 2011. Having managed programmes in a number of countries, including Yemen, Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Somalia, he now heads IMS&rsquo... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
House of the Patriotic Society (*Reimarus Room)

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