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International Symposium on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism


International Symposium on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism

Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: 

Online

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The International Symposium on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (ICVE) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia is a multi-disciplinary symposium that aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the region and around the world to promote collaboration, present research findings, and discuss policy implication on preventing/countering violent extremism. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. If you have any questions, please email the START events team at start-events@umd.edu.

Funded by the U.S. Embassy-Kuala Lumpur, the symposium is co-hosted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based at the University of Maryland, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC), at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

This event will be on Zoom Webinar. After you register, a Zoom link will be sent to you that you may use for all of the panel sessions. The panel sessions will be recorded and made available on our Multimedia page. If you have any questions, please email the START events team at start-events@umd.edu

Dates: 12-27 January 2021

Cost: Free

Location: Online (Zoom)

Schedule
Tuesday, 12 January 8:00pm-10:00pm Malaysia Time / Tuesday, 12 January 7:00am-9:00am EST

View the recording for this session here.

Welcoming Speech

  • Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Rector of IIUM

Officiating Speech

  • Kamala Shirin Lakhdir, U.S. Ambassador

Project Overview

  • Danial Bin Mohd Yusof, Deputy Dean of Academic and Research ISTAC-IIUM
  • Amy Pate, START Executive Director

Panel: U.S. and Malaysia Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

  • Barbara Paoletti, U.S. State Department
  • Normah Ishak, Principal Assistant Director of the Bukit Aman Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism Divison (E8)
  • Ahmad El Muhammady, CFS IIUM and Counterterrorism Analyst
  • Moderator: Danial Bin Mohd. Yusof
Wednesday, 13 January 9:00am-11:00am Malaysia Time / Tuesday, 12 January 8:00pm-10:00pm EST

View the recording for this session here.

Panel: Future of P/CVE Governance in Malaysia: Policy, Education, and Cultural Perspectives

  • Nur Adillah Omar (Student Scholar Presenter), Profile of Individual Radicalization in Malaysia
  • Elmira Akhmetova, A Framework of Good Governance in Regulating Religious Extremism in Malaysia
  • Muthanna bin Saari, Multiculturalism as a Driver in Preventing Radicalisation Process
  • Raja Muhammad Khairul Akhtar Bin Raja Mohd Naguib, Mechanisms of Policy Implementation of Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) in Malaysia
  • Amelia Yuliana Abd Wahab, Revisiting History of Malaysian Higher Education and Violent Extremism: The Universities And University Colleges Act To Counter Armed Communist In Second Emergency
  • Moderator: Hafiz Iman
Wednesday, 13 January 8:00pm-10:00pm Malaysia Time / Wednesday, 13 January 7:00am-9:00am EST

View the recording for this session here.

Panel: Women and Violent Extremism: Views from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Bangladesh

  • Moh Zaki Arrobi, Understanding Women’s Agency in (Counter) Violent Extremism in Post-Conflict Poso
  • Nuri Widiastuti Veronika, The Vicious Utopia: Indonesian Government Gender Specific Policy for Ex-ISIS Women Returnees
  • Lailufar Yasmin, Women as Agents of Violence in Bangladesh—The Perks of Being Wallflowers
  • Dina Zaman, Enabling Extremism
  • Moderator: Nur Adillah Omar
Thursday, 14 January 9:00am-11:00am Malaysia Time / Wednesday, 13 January 8:00pm-10:00pm EST

View the recording for this session here.

P/CVE between Security and Resilience: Narratives, Social Media and Politics (1)

  • Hafiz Iman (Student Scholar Presenter), Uncovering unknown perpetrators in Attacks on The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) using Spatial and Temporal Filtering Techniques
  • Nicky C. Cardenas, Validity of Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) Strategies in South East Asia: ASEAN’s Centrality on Regional Peace-building and Security
  • Min Thang, Ethnic and Religious Nationalism: A Historical Study of Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar
  • Abubakar Usman Abubakar, Brethren in Terror: A Comparative Analysis of the Digital Campaigns of ISIS and Boko Haram
  • Moderator: Amy Pate
Tuesday, 19 January 8:00pm-10:00pm Malaysia Time / Tuesday, 19 January 7:00am-9:00am EST

View the recording for this session here.

Panel: P/CVE between Security and Resilience: Narratives, Social Media and Politics (2)

  • Hafiza Nur Adeen (Student Scholar Presenter), Mapping Small and Fuzzy Networks of Malaysian Islamist Radical Militancy Through Social Network Analysis and Geo-Spatial: An Investigation of Domestic and Foreign Connections from 2012 to 2020
  • Avdi Smajljaj, Machiavelising The Transcendental: Employing The Transcendental Into Pursuing Of Political Objectives Based On Principles Of Realism, As Ideological Drivers Of Current Violent Extremism And Terrorism Having Reference To Religion
  • Imam Khomaeni Hayatullah, The International Branch of NU and Cultural Religious Diplomacy in Egypt: The Ashabiyyah Perspective
  • Donny Michael and Yuliyanto Yuliyanto, Deradicalization of Terrorist Prisoners through Individual Treatment
  • Moderator: Barnett Koven
Wednesday, 27 January 8:00pm-10:00pm Malaysia Time / Wednesday, 27 January 7:00am-9:00am EST

RESOLVE Network Event: Getting to the Source: The Importance and Challenges of Field Research on Violent Extremism

  • Alastair Reed, RESOLVE Network Executive Director & U.S. Institute of Peace Senior Expert
  • Haroro Ingram, The Program on Extremism at George Washington University Senior Research Fellow & RESOLVE Network Research Advisory Council Member
  • Sukanya Podder, King’s College London – Defense Studies Senior Lecturer
  • Moderator: Alastair Reed