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ICCT Annual Conference 2021 - Trends in Radicalisation to Violence: Key Policy Priorities and Knowledge Gaps


On Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 December, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) held its Annual Conference (online). The theme of this year's Conference was “Trends in radicalisation to violence: Key policy priorities and knowledge gaps ” and the event was chaired by ICCT's Director Thomas Renard.

In the Annual Conference Magazine below, we showcase some of our key work of 2021.

On Wednesday, December 8, from 15:00-16:30 CET, we kicked off with a high level panel discussing “Trends in radicalisation to violence: what policy concerns and priorities?” with a focus on key policymakers in the field. Watch the recording: 



Michèle Coninsx - Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg - National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security for the Netherlands and former Chief Constable of the Amsterdam Regional Unit

Dr Christiane Hoehn - Principal Advisor to EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator


On Thursday, December 9, from 15:00-16:30 CET, we concluded the Conference with a panel focusing on academics and researchers, exploring the topic 'Radicalisation: knowledge gaps and emerging challenges'. Watch the recording here:



Prof. em. Alex P. Schmid - Director of the Terrorism Research Initiative and Research Fellow at ICCT

Dr. Gina Ligon -  Director of the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center, University of Nebraska

Dr. Jytte Klausen - Founder of Western Jihadism Project and Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University.

Dr. Tim Wilson - Director of CSTPV (Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence), University of St Andrews