International Seminar on Right-Wing Extremism

Demos and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) convened in an international seminar on right-wing extremism in central London, which explored the shifting relationship between populism and extremism, and the new dimensions at play in both the growth and the policing of far-right crime and terrorism. The event provided a forum to discuss the evolving nature of terrorism and hate crime motivated by far-right ideologies, and the interaction of these with mainstream discourses on issues such as immigration.

Speakers include:

  • Heidi Beirich, Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Director, USA
  • Bulcsú Hunyadi, Senior Analyst, Political Capital Institute (Hungary)
  • Prof. Thomas Grumke,  University of Applied Science of Public Administration NRW, Germany
  • Rafal Pankowski, Never Again Association, Poland
  • Mike Whine, Community Security Trust, UK
  • Jamie Bartlett, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos

Chair: Sophie Gaston, Head of International Projects & External Affairs at Demos.