CEP Webinar supported by The Foreign Office of Germany on Nov. 10, 2021 | Alexander Ritzmann

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021

Event topic: “The misuse of online services by transnational right-wing extremist and terrorist networks: threats, regulatory countermeasures, and challenges”

Date: November 10, 2021

This webinar explored the current situation and regulatory developments and discussed the various challenges encountered by governments and industry in countering this threat. It is the second event in a virtual event series during which the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, examines the various challenges emanating from the transnational right-wing extremist and terrorist movement.


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

Introductory remarks
Gabriele Scheel
Head of Division “International Cooperation against Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime and Corruption”, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Part 1: Methods of misuse
Alexander Ritzmann
Senior Advisor, Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Jacob Davey
Head of Research & Policy of Far-right and Hate Movements, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Part 2: Developing regulatory framework, challenges and role of industry
Amb. Henri Verdier
Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France

Derek I. Schmeck
Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

Yolanda Gallego-Casilda Grau
Head of Unit “Prevention of Radicalization”, DG Migration & Home Affairs, European Union

Dr. Erin Saltman
Director of Programming, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

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