ISD Germany and the German Institute on Radicalisation and De-Radicalisation Studies (GIRDS) hosted the webinar ‘Conversions & convergence: Side-switching extremists and the threat of reciprocal radicalisation’
The event explored questions on extremism and deradicalisation, including:
- How can we better understand the dynamics between different forms of extremism?
- What can we learn about deradicalisation from side-switching extremists?
- How do we break cycles of reciprocal radicalisation?
Speakers included (pictured below from left to right) Daniel Koehler, co-founder and director of German Institute on Radicalisation and De-Radicalisation Studies (GIRDS) and author of From Traitor to Zealot: Exploring the Phenomenon of Side-Switching in Extremism and Terrorism and Moustafa Ayad, ISD’s Executive Director for AMEA, whose recent work includes ISD report Islamogram: Salafism and Alt-Right Online Subcultures.
The event was moderated by Julia Ebner, ISD Senior Research Fellow and author of The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism and Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists.
Further information about extremism can be found in this VOX-Pol article by ISD researchers From the Vicious Cycle to Ideological Convergence.