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Why People Radicalize? The Anatomy of Violent Extremism

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Professor Arie Kruglanski, who devoted recent decades to empirical research on violent extremism will share his insights.

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These days the world is facing an unprecedented wave of violent extremism by non-state actors of various stripes. The causes in whose name they are willing to kill and die are very different (including religion, ethnicity, social justice among others) yet they all pose serious threat to the security and stability of nations. The rising appeal of violent movements around the globe has been explained by various macro factors, in particular economic downturns, migration, or the refugee crisis. At the end of the day, however, it all boils down to psychology of the individual. It is individuals, after all, who decide to throw caution to the wind, join a terror organization, pick up an AK47, don a suicide belt, and travel thousands of miles to risk their life and limb in a fight for a hallowed cause of one sort or another. In this briefing, Professor Arie Kruglanski, who devoted recent decades to empirical research on violent extremism, will share his insights into what “makes them tick” and how the pernicious appeal of violent movements may be counteracted.

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Prof. Arie W. Kruglanski

Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, the University of Maryland and the author of 'Why People Radicalize? The Anatomy of Violent Extremism'

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Nikita Malik

Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism (CRT), The Henry Jackson Society

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