Issues to be discussed at the round-table on “Methods of Recruitment into ISIS”
The round-table will conduct a comparative analysis of how recruitment of Muslims to the Islamic State is implemented, including commonalities and differences in different countries and regions. The following issues will be studied:
– the major contingent of recruitment, which shows the average profile of a potential “militant” in terms of age, social environment, marital status, and education;
– the recruitment of women;
– the motivation and goals of those joining the Islamic State;
– methods of recruitment;
– the duration of activity within the IS, and reasons for leaving the IS;
– the activities of former militants after returning to their homelands.
Additionally, the issue of societal, religious, and security structures’ actions to prevent recruitment to the IS will be discussed.
Key Speakers include:
Alexey Starostin, Deputy Chair of the Theology Department and the Dean of the Russian Language Testing Center for Foreigners at the Ural State Mining University (Yekaterinburg).
Kadyr Malikov, Director of the Religion, Law, and Politics Analytical Center, Kyrgyzstan
Arkady Dubnov, Political analyst with Moskovskie Novosti newspaper
Khalid Abalhassan, Head of Conflict Resolution UnitCenter of Information & Arabian-Russian Studies (CIARS) Riyadh Office, Saudi Arabia
Bassam Tibi, Professor emeritus of International Relations at the University of Göttingen
Rafik Sayfulin, Former Consultant to the President of Uzbekistan on Foreign Policy
Heiko Küpper, Advisor for the Berlin State Programme for Prevention of Radicalisation at the Berlin Senate Department for the Interior and Sport
Alexey Malashenko, Chief Researcher, DOC Research Institute
The round – table will take place at the DOC Offices in Berlin on 12th May 2017, from 10:00- 17:00.
Admission is only possible upon prior registration.
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