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Symposium: Radicalization *

The recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona showed how seemingly innocent youngsters were radicalized, unnoticed in their community. The question arises why radicalization spreads so fast? Professors of social psychology and criminology, alongside a former member of a Syrian terrorist organization, will try to find an answer. (language: English)

Program information
Date Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Time 19:00 - 21:30 hrs.
Location Room CZ 9, Cobbenhagen Building
Admission free
Speakers Engin Baydar (former member of a terrorist organization in Syria), Arjan de Wolf (social psychologist), Frank Bovenkerk (criminologist)
Organisation Study Association Complex in cooperation with Academic Forum
Contact Luc Jeurissen
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

Why radicalization spreads so fast?

Once again, in Barcelona, we saw a group of radicalized youngsters, unnoticed in their community, secretly planning their deadly assaults. They were not on the radar of the Spanish intelligence services. The question arises why radicalization spreads so fast, even in the heads of teenage boys. In this symposium we introduce three speakers to shed light on this puzzling matter. Professors of social psychology and criminology alongside Engin Baydar who radicalized and pulled himself out of it again. Now he wants to prevent boys going the same way, having his advisory practice to contribute to connecting various communities, municipalities and social partners for an inclusive society.

  • Engin Baydar, joined a terrorist organization in Syria and pulled himself out again
  • Arjan de Wolf, social psychologist
  • Frank Bovenkerk, criminologist

This congress is organized by Study Association Complex in cooperation with Academic Forum.

When: 27 September 2017 19:00

End date: 27 September 2017 21:30