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Winning the Battle: Defeating the rise of radical Islam
Mon 12 December 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
How can the battle of ideas against ISIS be won? Liam Byrne, Michael Gove and Shiraz Maher discuss the need for a fresh approach to counter-extremism policy.
Liam Byrne warns the Government must not "dither in the face of danger" as a "new age of ISIS" threatens Britain. He makes this compelling case in a new book, Black Flag Down, which brings together two years of analysis - frank interviews with intelligence and police officers, reports from the frontline in Iraq, and fresh, grassroots research with young British Muslims - to argue Western counter-extremism policy must rapidly change course to deal with the new threat level.
Join the New Statesman for this exclusive event, chaired by Shiraz Maher, as Liam Byrne MP and Michael Gove MP consider and debate counter-extremism, defeating ISIS and winning the battle of ideas.
This exciting event will also include a short reading from Black Flag Down and book signing from the author.
Liam Byrne MP: Author of Black Flag Down, former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and current Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Michael Gove MP: Former Secretary of State for Justice and Secretary of State for Education, and current Conservative MP for Surrey Heath
Shiraz Maher: Senior research fellow at King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, and New Statesman contributor. His recent articles include: