CEP-PoE Webinar: Hiding In Plain Sight – The Transnational Right-Wing Extremist Active Club Network

(New York, N.Y. / Washington, D.C.) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and the Program on Extremism (PoE) at George Washington University invite you to a webinar on Friday, September 22, 2023, focusing on the analysis of the potential threats affiliated with the largest transnational right-wing extremist (RWE/REMVE) combat sports network, called Active Clubs.

Three leading experts will explore the objectives, strategies, strengths, and weaknesses of this network, which continues to grow quickly and has spread from the U.S. to Canada and to at least twelve countries in Europe.

The overall objective of the Active Club White Supremacy 3.0 strategy is the creation of a shadow or stand-by army of trained and capable RWE/REMVE individuals who can be activated when the need for coordinated violent action on a larger scale arises. If Active Clubs are allowed to continue to operate and multiply, the likelihood for targeted political violence and terrorism by their members against supposed enemies of the “white race” (e.g., Jews, People of Color, Muslims, and LGTBQI+ people) will increase. 

Following the event, CEP will publish a research report on the issue set.

The webinar will be conducted in English via Zoom.

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 CET to 11:30 am ET / 17:30 CET


Introductory Remarks:

David Ibsen
Executive Director, Counter Extremism Project (CEP)


Alexander Ritzmann – Presentation of the key findings of the new CEP report
Senior Advisor, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and Radicalization Awareness Network (RAN) of the European Commission

Jon Lewis
Research Fellow, Program on Extremism (PoE) at George Washington University

Morgan Lynn Moon
Investigative Researcher, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)


Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

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


To participate in this webinar please register via this link: https://counterextre.me/CEP-PoE-WebinarSept22

Please register up to one hour before the webinar start so that your registration can be approved in time.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues with an interest in the subject.

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