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Students in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast hosted a conference dedicated to ‘New Perspectives on Non-state Political Violence’ on Friday, 22 and Saturday, 23 November 2019. PhD and early-career researchers, as well as experienced academics, from a range of backgrounds, contributed presentations. VOX-Pol’s Coordinator, Prof. Maura Conway (Dublin…

VOX-Pol at SRE 2019

VOX-Pol attended the 2019 Security Research Event (SRE), which took place in Helsinki on the 6-7 November. The event was co-organised by the European Commission and the Finnish Ministry of the Interior as a side event of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The theme of this year’s SRE was ‘Building Bridges: Towards Increased…

VOX-Pol is pleased to present a new report in the VOX-Pol publication series, titled How Extreme is the European Far-Right? Investigating Overlaps in the German Far-Right Scene on Twitter by Reem Ahmed and Daniela Pisoiu. The launch – in print and online – takes place at the final Lunch Briefing session on 12 November 2019…

This Autumn, the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence invites you to a series of Lunchtime Briefing Seminars, each exploring a different aspect of Violent Online Political Extremism. This is the third lunch briefing series following on from events in 2015 and 2016. The 2019 Lunch Briefing Series takes place in October and November, and is a joint…

The VOX-Pol Blog is now in its 6th year, with just over 380 posts having been published to-date. We always welcome original posts, we cross-post with permission, and can also accept posts that have been published elsewhere in languages other than English and have them translated. Please email info@voxpol.eu with submissions and/or questions. Each year during August we take…

VOX-Pol is pleased to present a new, open access research article by former VOX-Pol Fellow Zoey Reeve. The study, titled Engaging with Online Extremist Material: Experimental Evidence was published in the journal Terrorism and Political Violence online on 24 July 2019. ABOUT THE ARTICLE Despite calls from governments to clamp down on violent extremist material in the online…

VOX-Pol has released its latest report in the VOX-Pol publication series, titled Reconciling Impact and Ethics: An Ethnography of Research in Violent Online Political Extremism, authored by Dounia Mahlouly, on 23 July 2019. About the Report Gathering empirical evidence from interviews and focus groups, this study highlights some of the ethical dilemmas face d by the academic…

VOX-Pol is pleased to co-sponsor the Terrorism and Social Media International Conference, which is taking place at Swansea University on 25 and 26 June 2019. VOX-Pol Research Fellow J.M. Berger gave a keynote address of the first day of the conference. JM is the author of Extremism (MIT Press, 2018),  and a 2018 VOX-Pol report The Alt-Right…