VOX-Pol Lunch Briefing Series

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.

Sessions run each week, with themes covered including lone actor terrorists and online influences; IS, social media, and violent online Jihad; the Internet and the extreme right; female IS Twitter supporters; and violent online radicalisation. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The schedule for the seminars can be found below.

 

VOX-Pol Lunch Briefing Series

 

Seminar 1: Lone Actors and Online Influences

Wednesday November 4th, 1315 – 1430

Pyramid Room, 4th Floor, King’s College London, Strand Campus

Dr Paul Gill, Senior Lecturer in Security and Crime Science at VOX-Pol partner institution University College London, discusses the role of the Internet in lone actor terrorism.

This research was funded by VOX-Pol and is the subject of a VOX-Pol report, which is available HERE.

 

Seminar 2: Gender, Twitter, and ISIS supporters

Wednesday November 11th, 1315 – 1430

Pyramid Room, 4th Floor, King’s College London, Strand Campus

RUSI Associate Fellow and King’s College researcher Elizabeth Pearson explores the role of gender and women in ‘Wilayat Twitter’, the online community of IS Twitter followers.

This research is funded through the VOX-Pol Researcher Mobility Programme.

 

Seminar 3: Extreme Right Groups and the Internet

Wednesday November 18th , 1315 – 1430

War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor, King’s College London, Strand Campus

Manuela Caiani of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna explores how right-wing extremist organisations use the Internet as a tool for communication, recruitment, and to build identity.

 

Seminar 4: The Ethics and Politics of Policing the Internet for Violent Extremist Content

Wednesday November 25th, 1315 – 1430

War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor, King’s College London, Strand Campus

Josh Cowls, a doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), discusses the political, legal, and ethical constraints facing those tasked (e.g. law enforcement, internet companies) with ‘policing’ the internet for violent extremist content.

This research was funded by VOX-Pol and is the subject of a VOX-Pol report.

 

Seminar 5: Online Environments and the Violent Jihad

Wednesday December 2nd, 1315 – 1430

War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor, King’s College London, Strand Campus

VOX-Pol Research Fellow Nico Prucha talks about violent Jihadi movements,’ including IS,’ social media strategies.

This on-going research is funded under the VOX-Pol Researcher Mobility Programme.

 

Seminar 6: Is Violent Online Radicalisation Really Occurring? And, If So, How?

Tuesday December 8th 1230-1400 (Please note the change of day, location and time for this event)

Houses of Parliament (Precise venue to be confirmed at a later date)

Maura Conway, VOX-Pol Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, discusses how we could determine if violent online radicalisation is really occurring and, if so, how it may work.

This research is funded by VOX-Pol.

 

Contact

Please see our Upcoming Events page or email lunchbriefingseries@voxpol.eu for further information. Please note that there is no charge for attendance of the event.