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Countering Violent Extremism - A Panel Discussion

Date Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time 5:30pm - 7pm
Where S.1.02
Presenter Dr Trevor Drage, Dr Joe Burton, Professor Devon Polaschek, Cameron Bayly
Contact Donna Walsh
Contact email dwalsh@waikato.ac.nz
Admission Cost Free

The terrorist attacks in Christchurch in March have generated urgent debates about how we respond to and counter violent extremism.  This panel discussion brings together a variety of perspectives from political science, behavioural science and the New Zealand Police to examine these issues.   The panel will explore the cognitive and psychological processes involved in radicalisation and how the internet has become a driver and breeding ground for extremism.  It will focus on how our police and law enforcement agencies can enhance our national security and protect us from violent extremists. This event is co-organised by the Political Science and Public Policy Programme and the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science.

It features the following presenters

Dr Trevor Drage - BSc(Hons), MSC, PhD.  Joint Director of New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science.

Dr Joe Burton - BScEcon, Mlnt.St, PhD. Senior Lecturer in the Political Science and Public Policy Programme and the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science.  

Professor Devon Polaschek - DipClinPsych, PhD. Joint Director of New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science.  A Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, and of Crime Science.

Cameron Bayly - Principal Policy Advisor for the National Security Group, NZ Police

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