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Monday, November 19 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Radicalisation and the Disengaged Citizen FULL

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It seems that the western liberal world is suffering a crisis of meaning. While capitalism promises to offer endless individual paths it still seems difficult for some people to find their place. Trying to opt out of the system, radical alternatives such as ISIS or radical political parties seem to offer a tangible way to commit to a lifestyle that follows a higher purpose. How can we acknowledge these circumstances and deal with them and the effects in constructive ways? How can we create spaces for more engagement and agency, using new technologies and enable everyone to engage?  

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Léa Briand

Public Relations, abgeordnetenwatch.de
Léa Briand is in charge of public relations and communication at the transparency NGO abgeordnetenwatch.de (ParliamentWatch) in Hamburg. Prior to joining abgeordnetenwatch.de she worked as a PR consultant at a Hamburg agency for business communication for four years. She also worked... Read More →
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Nafees Hamid

Assoc. Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague
Mr. Hamid is an expert in radicalization and extremism. He's conducted over 200 interviews with members of ISIS and Al Qaida and has worked on far-right nationalism in Europe. He's explored how liberal democracies are creating many of the problems of extremism and has ideas about... Read More →
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Annika Heintz

Deputy Head of Campaigns, Change.org
Annika Heintz is deputy head of campaigns and head of the e-mail engagement program at Change.org. She joined Change.org in July 2016 and makes sure that all active members regularly hear from Change.org and can actively participate in the campaigns. Annika has a B.A. in Business... Read More →
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Benjamin Snow

CEO & Co-Founder, Civocracy
Benjamin Snow is the cofounder and CEO of Civocracy, an organisation which focuses on leveraging technology to improve the relationship between citizens and government. Civocracy works with cities, regions, and ministries across Europe, helping to improve decision-making and increase... Read More →

Monday November 19, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm CET
BMW Foundation