VOX-Pol Summer School 2019: Topics in Violent Online Political Extremism

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10/06/2019 - 14/06/2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Course Director: Prof. Maura Conway, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland

This week-long VOX-Pol summer course is designed to provide PhD students and post-doctoral and early career researchers with an introduction to the role of the internet in contemporary violent extremism(s) and terrorism. The course will employ a mix-methods teaching style and will include lectures, discussion, and small group work. Sessions will be led by experts from across fields, including research, policy making, internet industries, and civil society. Funding is available for travel and accommodation. For information on our inaugural 2014 Summer School, click HERE. Details of our 2016 Summer School are HERE.

Dates: 10/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

Location: Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

Topics to be covered may include, but are not limited to

  • Case studies of particular violent political extremist group’s use of digital media, including Jihadis, right-wing extremists and others;
  • Case studies of violent political extremism on specific social media platforms (e.g. Telegram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.);
  • The internet and radicalization and recruitment into violent political extremist and terrorist groups;
  • Balancing security, privacy, and freedom of expression online in responding to violent political extremism and terrorism;
  • Ethical issues surrounding monitoring of violent political extremist content online;
  • Women/gender, violent political extremism, and online media;
  • Role of internet and social media companies in responding to violent political extremism online, including take-down requests, blocking, surveillance and filtering of extremist content;
  • Online initiatives to counter violent extremism;
  • Critical responses to research on, reporting of, and governmental responses to the conjunction of violent political extremism and the Internet;
  • Research methods for studying violent online political extremism.

 

Timetable for the 2019 VOX-Pol Summer School

Selected slide presentations from the Summer School are available below:

Day 1: Terrorism & Media, Brigitte Nacos

Day 2: Lone Actor Terrorism and the Internet, Paul Gill

Criminalising Terrorist Material Online, TJ McIntyre

Day 3: State of Israel Vs Palestinians on Social Media, Nery Ramati

Day 4: Ethics Issues, Maura Conway

Day 5: Blockchain Technologies and Extremism, Gareth Mott