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Most Recent Events and Webinars

18 Jun 2021 | Listen now

Podcast: Monetising Islamophobia

Islamophobia has been wielded as a weapon to draw support from right wing actors as well as to disenfranchise Muslim populations. In this episode Zahed Amanullah explains how Islamophobia has been refined, amplified and duplicated into a process that is being used globally.

10 Jun 2021 | Watch now

Extremist propaganda and hate on the Internet

Jakob Guhl joins German public prosecutor Matthias Rebentisch, educational scientist Juliane Chakrabarti, and cultural and media science journalist Christian Huberts for this podcast looking at right-wing extremist propaganda and agitation on the internet. Moderated by Marina Weisband (event in German).

17 May 2021 | Online

RISE: Identity, Pluralism, and Extremism

Jakob Guhl joins communication scientist Lena Frischlich from the University of Münster in this podcast from Germany's Institute of Media Education (JFF). The RISE podcast series explores what narratives are, how they work and how they are used by extremist actors in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

15 May 2021 | Online

Christchurch Call two year anniversary summit

ISD CEO Sasha Havlicek recently co-chaired the Algorithms and Positive Interventions working group at the Christchurch Call summit, marking the two year anniversary since the initiative was launched in Paris. The event was co-hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

14 May 2021 | Online

Countering Extremism at the Municipal Level

On May 14th, Sasha Havlicek was a featured guest at a webinar by the Council on Foreign Relations on how state and local officials and organizations like ISD’s Strong Cities Network can work together to counter extremism at the municipal level. She was joined by Andy Berke, former mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

12 May 2021 | Online

What Effect has COVID-19 Had on Our Cities and Local Leaders?

To examine how COVID-19 has affected our cities, as well as hate, polarisation and extremism, we spoke to experts from across our network and ISD, which leads the SCN. To address these challenges, we are pround to launch the COVID-19 Resource Hub, a collection of practical, trusted resources for city leaders and practitioners to help build resilience against all types of extremism.

28 Apr 2021 | Online

Domestic extremism spreads its wings

Sasha Havlicek joined Susan Corke, Intelligence Project Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, for The Cable Podcast by Institute of Current World Affairs to discuss the domestic extremism threat in the US. She joined hosts Gregory Feifer (Institute of Current World Affairs) and Jonathan Katz (the German Marshall Fund).

28 Apr 2021 | Online

The Growth of Transatlantic Far-Right Networks

ISD's Jacob Davey and Jakob Guhl were featured guests of AJC Berlin at a webinar discussing the threat facing both the U.S. and Europe from the far-right, how governments and civil society can combat online radicalization, and how fringe conspiracy theories with antisemitic roots have gone from the corners of the internet to the mainstream.

25 Mar 2021 | Online

Open Discourse and Fighting Extremism in the Virtual World

Sasha Havlicek participated in a panel discussion for the 2021 Virtual Cornerstone Conference, facilitated by the International Women's Forum. The event was moderated by CNN's Homeland Security Correspondent Jeanne Meserve and included filmmaker and activist Mo Asumang and Mary Gately of DLA Piper LLP.

25 Mar 2021 | Online

Unmasking Influence Operators: What are Best Practices in Attribution?

Elise Thomas took part in a conversation moderated by BBC disinformation reporter Marianna Spring on the challenges of attributing influence operations. Although a growing community of researchers are investigating influence operations, research standards for conducting investigations are not widely shared.

15 Mar 2021 | Online

Antisemitism and hate movements after Trump

Amar Amarasingam moderated an important discussion entitled "Antisemitism and hate movements after Trump," sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the School of Religion at Queens University. The event followed a marked rise in Antisemitic attacks and hate crimes during the Trump administration.