EVENT: May 26. New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Strife present, "Women in extremism and countering extremism"

Date: Tuesday, May 26 at 4:00

Location: K6.07, King’s Building, King’s College. Strand, London, UK, WC2R 2LS.

For those not London-based who would like to participate, you will be able to login to the webinar remotely. All sign in information in the link below.

Strife Editor-in Chief Joana Cook will be presenting a Women and Violent Extremism Webinar with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security. All details about the event can be found in the above link, and in the news section of the website. Please note the time in the poster is EST and incorrect for London attendees. All are welcome to attend the live presentation in London.

Event Description: Women have played significant roles in terrorism and counterterrorism throughout the modern age of political violence, but recent stories of Westerners traveling to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria raise questions about their goals, methods and motivations. From female Western migrants, to recruiters and perpetrators of violence – women are increasingly playing a role in supporting terrorist organizations. Women are also playing increasingly important, and often overlooked, roles in countering violent extremism. This presentation and webinar will explore the various and dynamic roles of women both in terrorist organizations, as well as in countering violent extremism.

Joana Cook is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, Editor-in-Chief of Strife and a research affiliate with both the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS) and Public Safety Canada (Kanishka). Her work focuses on women in violent extremism, countering violent extremism and counter-terrorism practices in the UK, Canada and Yemen. She has previously worked in risk management, at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College, and as a journalist across Canada, the Middle East and Africa. She has been featured in the Telegraph, the Huffington Post, Sky News, BBC Radio, the National Post and CBC.

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