Reminder: What have we learned about Radicalisation? 7 March 2012

Wednesday 07 March 2012, 5.30-7pm, 61 Whitehall

Details below or visit the Religion and Society webpage

Since 9/11 and 7/7 billions have been invested in tackling and understanding religious radicalisation. This debate brings together academic and policy experts to consider what have we learned:

About its nature and causes?

About parallels and precedents?

About the effect of policies designed to tackle the problem?

About future threats and where we go from here?

Download the academics’ presentations below, under their photographs

Register your place

If you would like to take part in the debate, please email

When registering, please let us know which of the following categories best describes you ‘Academic’, ‘Faith-based Organisations and Voluntary Sector’, ‘Media’, ‘Policy’, ‘Religious Communities’ or ‘Other’

Matthew Francis

Matthew Francis

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Mat is editor of for the Religion and Society Programme and Researcher on the Religious Literacy Leadership Programme.


Mark Sedgwick

Mark SedgwickView website

Mark is a Professor in the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. His publications include Muhammad Abduh (2009) and he recently wrote a piece for


Marat Shterin

Marat ShterinView website

Dr Shterin is Lecturer in Sociology of Religion at King’s College London. His publications include Dying for Faith co-authored with Madawi Al-Rasheed (2009) and he recently co-edited a special issue of Religion, State and Society.


Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan View website

Mehdi is the New Statesman’s Senior Editor (Politics).


Ed Husain

Ed HusainView website

Ed is co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation and author of The Islamist (2007).He is currently a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC.