The uses of extremism
March 13, 2014
A meeting organised by the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) and the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) looks at the current discourse on extremism and challenges and its underlying assumptions.
Does the concept of extremism help us to make sense of political violence? Or does it distract us from the causes of conflict and lead to the suppression of dissent? Is there now an ‘anti-extremism industry’ that encourages mass surveillance of suspect communities? Is the anti-fascist movement in danger of being co-opted by government programs against extremism?
- Thursday 13 March 2014, 6.30-8pm
- Moot Court, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
- Liz Fekete – Director of the Institute of Race Relations
- Arun Kundnani – author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror
- Penny Green – Director of the International State Crime Initiative (Chair)
Download a flyer for the event here
Arun Kundnani is promoting The Muslims are Coming! at various venues between February and April. For information, click here