Digital Jihad: How Online Networks are Changing Extremism
Rachel Briggs OBE, Research and Policy Director, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Lord Carlile of Berriew QC
Shiraz Maher, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Outreach, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalization, King's College London
Chair: Frank Gardner OBE, Security Correspondent, BBC
The panel will explore how political extremists and terrorists are harnessing instant communications, social media and the growing digital space for radicalization and recruitment. They will discuss the effect these have had on the operation and composition of these groups, including the larger role women are now playing within jihadist networks. The panel will consider how the international community could respond and create counter-narratives to these developing networks.