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Funzing Talks | Inside The World of the Far Right

Funzing Talks | Inside The World of the Far Right

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Julia Ebner is a terrorism and extremism researcher, and author of ‘The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism’. She is Research Fellow at the Institute f... More Info »
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Over the past year, Julia Ebner has infiltrated numerous closed extreme-right forums and encrypted apps, ranging from American neo-Nazi channels involved in the Charlottesville rally to German white nationalist networks trying to manipulate the recent election.

In her talk, she will shed light on the tactics of an increasingly global and interconnected extreme right, which seeks to mainstream its ideologies and radicalise Generation Z. By staging coordinated media stunts, psychological operations and cyber-attacks, extreme-right movements have the potential disrupt democratic processes, to polarise our societies, and to inspire hate crimes and terror attacks.

Based on her undercover research and insights from her radicalisation prevention work at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Julia will explain how extremists are establishing parallel online societies, and how they aim to take these to the real world.

Julia is the author of ‘The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism’ and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. She advises parliamentary working groups, frontline workers and tech firms and regularly writes for the Guardian and the Independent.

Julia Ebner is a terrorism and extremism researcher, and author of ‘The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism’. She is Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Global Fellow at the Project for the Study of the 21st Century. She spent two years working for the world’s first counterextremism organisation Quilliam, where she led research projects on terrorism prevention for the European Commission and the Kofi Annan Foundation, and gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on far-right extremism. In her role as coordinator of the pan-European network Families Against Terrorism and Extremism (FATE), she carried out radicalisation-prevention projects across Europe and North Africa. On the basis of her research, Julia advises parliamentary working groups, frontline workers and tech firms, speaks at international conferences and delivers workshops in schools and universities. Julia held a TEDxVienna talk and is on Forbes Austria’s 30Under30 list of 2017. She regularly writes for the Guardian and the Independent, and gives interviews in English, German and French on the BBC, CNN, ZDF, ARD, France24, Al Jazeera, LBC and others.

Venue: Cafe 1001, Brick Lane

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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