Tuesday 28 January 16:30 - 19:30

Keyworth Centre (Room 307)
London South Bank University

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Security, Counter-radicalisation and Islamophobia in the UK and the US

Government & Politics

Counter-radicalisation measures like PREVENT in the UK and counter-terrorism measures like the use of informants in the US have generated wide criticisms from various civil liberties groups that they lead to entrapment, propagate Islamophobic attitudes and are counter-productive. This event will explore past and current measures and their criticisms, and the entanglement between security politics, racism and Islamophobia.


The roundtable is composed of a range of expert speakers from various disciplines in the social sciences, including Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly (Reader in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick), Dr Michelle Bentley (Reader in International Relations, Royal Holloway), Dr Hannah Partis-Jennings (Lecturer in International Relations and Security, Loughborough University), Dr Yasmin Hussain (Associate Professor in Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds ), Dr Paul Bagguley (Reader in Sociology, University of Leeds), and Dr Shaminder Takhar (Associate Professor in Sociology, LSBU). The roundtable will conclude by a spoken word from Miftaul Islam (LSBU) and a live performance by guest (One Girl One Mission).


The event is an opportunity to celebrate the book launch of The Securitisation of Islam: Covert Racism and Affect in the US post-9/11 (published at Manchester University Press), written by Dr Clara Eroukhmanoff (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, LSBU). The book is available to buy here: https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526128942/


The event is organised as follows:

The roundtable and Q&A (4.30pm to 6.15pm) in Keyworth Centre (room 307), followed by a spoken word and live performance at 6.15pm. The evening concludes with a small drinks reception from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.


The roundtable will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations and Politics, Criminology, Sociology and History, practitioners working in and/or on PREVENT and other counter-radicalisation measures as well as the general public.


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