CEP Webinar: A Discussion with Dr. Simon Cottee

(New York, N.Y. / Brussels) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to join CEP Advisors Lucinda Creighton and Liam Duffy for a discussion with Dr. Simon Cottee, author of the new book Watching Murder: ISIS, Death Videos and Radicalization.

The webinar will explore the dark world of jihadi murder videos and the people who watch and share them on the Internet. In addition, it will discuss how they affect our society and how best to combat them.

Dr. Cottee is a senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent, U.K., a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a contributing editor at Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. His research interests are in the areas of apostasy, deviance, political violence and terrorism, and war. Dr. Cottee is currently working in the area of the sociology of religion and has recently completed an ESRC-funded study of ex-Muslims in Britain and Canada. He is the author of several books including Black Flags of the Caribbean: How Trinidad Became an ISIS Hotspot (I. B. Tauris, 2021), ISIS and the Pornography of Violence (Anthem, 2019), and The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam (Hurst, 2015).

CEP Webinar: A Discussion with Dr. Simon Cottee

Wednesday, June 29

11.00 EDT / 16.00 GMT / 17.00 CET


  • Simon Cottee, senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent and a contributing writer for The Atlantic
  • Liam Duffy, CEP advisor

Introduction and concluding remarks from:

  • Lucinda Creighton, CEP senior advisor

To register, please click here.

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