C-REX-CEP Virtual Conference: 10th Anniversary of Oslo/Utøya and 20th Anniversary of 9/11 – Long-term Implications and Effects

(Oslo, Berlin, and New York, N.Y.) – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the horrific attacks in Oslo and the island of Utøya in Norway. These attacks perpetrated by a violent right-wing terrorist had long lasting and profound impacts on Norway as well as the transnational violent right-wing extremist and terrorist milieu.

September 11, 2021, also marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which significantly impacted not only American society but continues to have profound geopolitical reverberations. Given the current trajectory of al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates in many regions of the globe, assessing the impact of the strategies implemented in the aftermath of 9/11 is of utmost importance as they continue to shape global counterterrorism policies.

To commemorate these tragic events, to analyze their long-term impact, and to assess the current terrorist landscape emanating from the extreme right-wing terrorist milieu as well as the Islamist terrorist scene, the Center for Research on Extremism: The Far Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C-REX) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) have partnered to organize this joint conference. The event will feature some of the most eminent global experts and counterterrorism practitioners on this issue.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session open to all participants.

The webinar will be conducted in English via Zoom.

Date:               Monday, August 30, 2021

Time:              9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time
                       15:00 – 17:00 Central European Summer Time

Moderator:    Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director, CEP


10 Years After Oslo/Utøya

     The Long-Term Impacts of Terrorist Attacks: The Case of the July 22, 2011 Attacks in Norway
     Tore Bjørgo, director, C-REX

     Breivik’s Long Shadow? The Impact of the July 22, 2011 Attacks on the Modus Operandi of Extreme-right Lone Actor Terrorists
     Graham Macklin, assistant professor/postdoctoral fellow, C-REX

     From Monster to Hero? Explaining Variation in Far-right Support for Anders Behring Breivik
     Lars Erik Berntzen, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, and affiliate researcher, C-REX

These presentations are based on the current issue of Perspectives on Terrorism: “The Long-Term Impacts of the July 22, 2011 Attacks in Norway – Ten Years After”

20 Years After 9/11

     The Geopolitical Impacts of the 9/11 Attacks
     Frances Townsend, former U.S. Homeland security advisor, and president of CEP

     The Long-Term Impacts of the 9/11 Attacks on American Society
     Mitchell Silber, former director of intelligence at the NYPD, and advisory board member of CEP

     The Long-Term Impacts of the 9/11 Attacks on Islamist Terrorist Movements
     Jesse Morton, founder of Parallel Networks, former al-Qaeda recruiter

To register for the CEP webinar, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VxLZ2XFlREa-lhkx4nSFFA  

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