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ICCT Seminar Series: Right-wing extremism: current threats and emerging trends


The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) invites you to attend a seminar on Thursday 24 October by Visiting Fellow Dr. Graham Macklin. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks.



Location: Wijnhaven – Universiteit Leiden Thursday 24 October 16:00 – 17:30

In this seminar, Dr. Graham Macklin (Centre for Research on Extremism, University of Oslo) will discuss current threats and emerging trends within the extreme right. How has the extreme-right developed ideologically and strategically in recent years? How should we make sense of the differences between what is ‘radical right’ and ‘extreme right’?  The talk explores two particular trends within the extreme right in particular; the growing salience of ‘meta politics’ – the idea that cultural struggle is a prerequisite for political success – and the increasing use of terrorism by some sections of the right-wing extremist movement.


About Graham Macklin

Graham Macklin is an Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-Rex), University of Oslo, Norway. He has long standing research interests in fascist and extreme right-wing politics in Britain, North America and Europe and is interested more broadly in the study of political violence and terrorism.

He completed his PhD at Sheffield University (2002) on the resurrection of British fascism after 1945, which formed the basis for his subsequent monograph “Very Deeply Dyed in Black”: Oswald Mosley and the resurrection of British fascism (2007).

He has published widely on the field of fascist, extreme right-wing, and anti-Muslim politics including British National Party: Contemporary Perspectives (2011), co-edited with Professor Nigel Copsey. His most recent research has focused upon the interactive dynamics of extremist violence. Routledge will publish his forthcoming monograph Failed Fuhrers: A History of Britain’s Extreme Right in the spring of 2020. He is currently working on two projects related to extreme right-wing violence and another on transnational networks.




16:00                        Welcome by ICCT Research Fellow Bart Schuurman

16:10 - 17:00           Seminar by Dr. Graham Macklin

17:00                        Q&A session

17:30 - 18:30           Drinks