EER Webinar Invitation: “The Far-Right Challenge in Europe, North America, and Israel”

European Eye on Radicalization (EER) would like to invite you to participate as a panelist in our next webinar,

focusing on the challenge of far-Right extremism in the West.

The problem of far-Right terrorism has got a lot more attention in the West over the last half-decade, but the neo-Nazi and other violent elements are only one part of a broader threat picture.

Non-violent far-Right extremists and authoritarians have made advances in political systems across the West: in the United States and in Europe. These states have been changed democratically—all of the far-Right leaders and movements gained power electorally—but it has led to a diminution of liberal practices, particular the rights of minorities, who have come under pressure, sometimes subtle and sometimes less so, from majoritarian sentiment.

Another key change for these states is in their foreign policy and their general alliance orientation: they have become distant from NATO and other liberal international institutions. This dynamic has now begun to be seen in Israel, where the recent election has brought to power figures from the National Union–Tkuma, usually known as the “Religious Zionist” Party who have publicly advocated violence against the Arab minority.

To discuss how these trends interact and where it might lead, the webinar

will take place on Thursday, 1 December 2022, at 15:30 CET. The event will last about an hour, with panellists presenting for 10 to 15 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session with our audience that is largely comprised of analysts, journalists, and practitioners.

The webinar will be comprised of the following panelists:
– Colin Clarke, Senior Research Fellow at the Soufan Center and the Director of Policy and Research at The Soufan Group.

– Tommaso Virgili, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Centre.

– Richard Pater, Director of Britain Israel Communications and Research Center.

– Yonatan Levi, Ph.D. candidate at the European Institute, London School of Economics.