Key issues in radical right terrorism and counter-terrorism

  • Date: 20 October 2021
  • Time: 17:30 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Venue: Online
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Join the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER) for a public lecture from Prof Matthew Feldman, examining various challenges facing authorities and policy-makers in addressing the burgeoning threat of radical right terrorism.

Focus will be given to different types of terrorist tactics and drivers, from self-directed terrorists to inclusion of internet connectivity as a now-essential feature of the ’terrorist cycle’. Following this overview of key themes emerging over the last decade in the UK, attention then turns to counter-terrorism efforts, and the importance of using cutting-edge century interdiction methods.

This lecture will be of particular interest to scholars of terrorism, the radical right in Britain and beyond, as well as practitioners approaching this deadly threat.

Prof Matthew Feldman is a specialist on fascist ideology and radical-right extremism and director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. A longstanding feature of his work is a record of public engagement and policy-based impact, including briefings for various governmental bodies, reports for leading NGOs, expert testimony radical right terrorist trials, and several hundred media interviews.

An Emeritus Professor in the Modern History of Ideas, he is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including three book-length studies and more than 40 peer-reviewed articles or academic book chapters. His second collection of essays, Politics, Intellectuals and Faith, appeared in spring 2020. His third collection is currently in preparation, as is his Yale University Press transnational history of fascism, to be published in 2023.

The theme for the 2021/22 public lecture series is 'significant events that shaped learning, policy, and practice in policing and criminal justice’, covering lessons learnt and to learn across three streams: policing women, policing race, and policing terror.

If you have any questions, email PIER@aru.ac.uk

  • Date: 20 October 2021
  • Time: 17:30 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Venue: Online
Book via Eventbrite