Mind The Gap

Radicalization and De-Radicalization in Theory and Practice




Panels 1, 3 and 6

Panels 2, 4 and 5

9:30 Registration

10:00 Greetings and Introduction

  • Nils Wörmer, team leader of Foreign, Security and European Politics Team at Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung e.V.
  • Alexander Ritzmann, member of the Steering Committee of the European Commission’s Radicalization Awareness Network
10:30 - 12:00 First Panel Session

Panel 1 “What drives Radicalization” (Forum)

  • Alexander Ritzmann, Radicalization Awareness Network
  • La Toya Waha, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence
  • Inga Trauthig, International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence
  • Dr. Demir Seyrek, European Foundation for Democracy
Moderator: Till Baaken, Violence Prevention Network

Panel 2 “The German Approach” (Room 6/7)

  • Florian Endres, German ministry for Migration and Refugees
  • Claudia Dantschke, Center for Democratic Culture
  • Holger Schmidt, Bavarian Criminal Police Bureau
  • Sabine Eckart, German Interior ministry
Moderator: Caspar Schliephack, Competence Centre Islam in Brandenburg

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (in front of room 6/7)

13:30 - 15:00 Second Panel Session

Panel 3 “International Approaches” (Forum)

  • Marc Hecker, Institut francais des relations internationeles
  • Delphine Michel, European Institute for Peace
  • Javed Patel, European Counter-Terrorism and Extremism Network at Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Moderator: Livia Puglisi, chief of office of MP von Marschall

Panel 4 “De-Radicalization – contested in theory and practice” (Room 6/7)

  • Dr. Dennis Walkenhorst, Violence Prevention Network
  • Daniel Köhler, konex Center against extremism Baden-Wuerttemberg
Moderator: Andreas Jacobs, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:45 Third Panel Session

Panel 5 “Rising tides on left and right: How dangerous are right and left-wing extremism?” (Room 6/7)

  • Fabian Wichmann, EXIT Germany
  • Dr. Udo Baron, State Bureau for the protection of the constitution Lower Saxony
  • Dr. Lazaros Miliopoulos, Bonn University
  • Eoin Lenihan, University of Augsburg
Moderator: Norman Siewert, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Panel 6 “The Future of Radicalization & De-Radicalization” (Forum)

  • Joe Whittaker, International Center for Counter-Terrorism The Hague & Swansea University
  • Dr. Kate Coyer, Central European University
  • Lasse Lindekilde, Aarhus University
  • Dr. Eliane Ettmüller, Heidelberg University
Moderator: Bianca Steinhilber, Cluster of Excellence „Normative Orders“/Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam, Goethe University Frankfurt

From 16:45 onwards Networking & Reception

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