GCSP - Maison de la paix
Today, violent extremists are active in about 40 countries and there currently exist more terrorist safe havens than at any time in history. Several groups have the ability to control land and hold cities. The Islamic State has grown more powerful in 2016 with affiliates across the globe, and intelligence services have warned that the group may attempt further international attacks. To discuss the growing threat of terror, the GCSP will hold a discussion on “Global Terrorism: Current Trends” with three speakers who will focus on different trends of modern terror.
Mr. Noorhuda Ismail, author of My Friend the Terrorist will present his work helping former convicted terrorists and returned foreign fighters to integrate back into society, and creatively use their voices to challenge the extremist narrative. Lt-Col Flavien Lanet, from the French Ministry of Defence will discuss how modern terrorism is significantly expanding its reach from territorial gains to covert attacks in global cities and Dr. Christina Schori Liang, Senior Fellow in the Emerging Security Challenges Programme at the GCSP will focus on threat finance, looking at how terrorist groups are enriching themselves within criminal networks and markets. Dr. Carl Ungerer, Head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme will chair the event.