VOX-Pol Coordinator to Contribute to Discussion Panel on Artistic License at Science Gallery Dublin
October 26, 2016
VOX-Pol’s Cordinator, Prof. Maura Conway, will contribute to a panel discussion over different approaches to extremist material taken by museums, search engines, religions, academia, counter-extremist researchers and others. The event is scheduled to take place at Science Gallery Dublin on Thursday, 27 October. Focusing on specific examples, including Islamic State’s online magazine Dabiq, the panel will debate ...
EC – VOX-Pol Lunch Briefing Series
September 26, 2016
The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence invites you to a series of Lunchtime Briefing Seminars, this autumn in Brussels, each exploring a different aspect of Violent Online Political Extremism The series is jointly organised by the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence and the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium. The briefings are aimed at an audience of policy ...
News coverage of VOX-Pol Mid-Project Conference: Taking Stock of Research on Violent Online Political Extremism
June 29, 2016
State and internet firms join to fight online abuse and incitement Online offences concerning cyber-bullying and sexual exploitation of children must be countered by governments working in partnership with internet service providers, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday. Irish Independent [Friday 24-06-2016] – Click here to read more   “Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. ...
VOX-Pol Semantic Multimedia Analysis Workshop for Researching Violent Online Political Extremism Content at SRIE2016
June 13, 2016
A workshop based on the semantic multimedia analysis for researching violent online political extremism content was held under the auspices of VOX-Pol at SRIE2016 (Security Research & Innovation Event), which took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, on June 1 and 2. SRIE is an annual event where industry, governments and knowledge institutions come together ...
VOX-Pol Participation in RAN CoE Research Seminar ‘Research on Radicalisation: From Theory to Practice ’
April 18, 2016
Identifying key knowledge gaps in the area of preventing violent extremism was the main focus of a recent EU Radicalisation Awareness Network Centre of Excellence (RAN CoE) research seminar in Vienna (12-13 April 2016). The seminar brought together the RAN editorial board, leading researchers, and practitioners to discuss and debate the latest radicalisation research findings ...
VOX-Pol participates in ISA Annual Convention 2016 in Atlanta
March 25, 2016
Researchers from VOX-Pol Coordinator institution Dublin City University made a series of contributions at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, which took place from 16 – 19 March 2016. ISA (established in 1959) is the world’s largest academic organisation dedicated to the study of international affairs. Its annual convention attracts 5,000+ participants ...
West’s de-radicalisation strategy needs rethink to effectively fight ISIS, says VOX-Pol’s Meleagrou-Hitchens at Sulaimani Forum
March 25, 2016
Dr. Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, Head of Research and Information at VOX-Pol partner ICSR, had said more needs to be done on a region/country specific basis as part of the West’s de-radicalisation strategy. Dr. Hitchens made the comments while addressing the fourth annual Sulaimani Forum at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), Iraq, which took place 16 – ...
VOX-Pol Contributes to International Roundtable Discussion on Countering Terrorism in Kazakhstan
March 1, 2016
Factors underlying violent extremism and radicalisation that lead to terrorism and ways to effectively address this threat in Central Asia and beyond were the focus of an international roundtable discussion organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana in co-operation with the Centre for Military Strategic Research under the Ministry of Defence in Astana yesterday, ...
Dr. Matti Pohjonen joins IFSH as VOX-Pol Research Fellow
January 27, 2016
VOX-Pol’s 2015 – 2016 Research Fellow is Dr. Matti Pohjonen. Matti joined VOX-Pol partner the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg at the start of November 2015. Matti’s research focuses on different kinds of conflict mediation mechanisms through which social media communities across the world have tried to counter ...
VOX-Pol Summer School 2016: Topics in Violent Online Political Extremism
December 17, 2015
Course Date: July 4-9, 2016 Organized by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at the Central European University (CEU) and VOX-Pol Network of Excellence Course Director(s): Eva Bognar (Center for Media, Data and Society at SPP of CEU, Budapest, Hungary) Maura Conway (Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland) Kate Coyer (Center for Media, Data and Society at SPP ...