Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl



Foreign Fighting, Terrorism and Acceptance of Political Violence

Workshop by Research Unit on Radicalization and the Prevention of Extremism (RURPE)

Info about event


Wednesday 10 October 2018,  at 10:00 - 12:00


1330-126 Large meeting room

At the workshop two world-leading experts on political violence, especially the phenomenon of foreign fighting – Professor Thomas Hegghammer and Professor David Malet - will present work-in-progress. RURPE-members will also provide short presentations.

Professor Thomas Hegghammer is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Political Science, Oslo University. Professor Hegghammer’s latest book is Jihadist Culture: The Art and Social Practice of Militant Islamists, Cambridge University Press (2017). He has published journal articles in the best outlets, including the American Political Science Review.

Professor David Malet is Director of Security and Policy Studies, George Washington University. Professor Malet’s most recent book is Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists and Corporations in World Politics (co-edited with Miriam J. Anderson), Georgetown University Press (2017). Professor Malet is the author of the most comprehensive book written on the phenomenon of foreign fighting, Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civil Conflicts, Oxford University Press (2013).


10.00 – 10.05: Welcome.

10.05 – 10.25: Thomas Hegghammer – TBA.

10.25 – 10.40: Q & A

10.40 – 11.00: David Malet – “Foreign Fighter Returnees: An Indefinite Threat?”.

11.00 – 11.15: Q & A

11.15 – 11.35: Oluf Gøtzsche-Astrup & Lasse Lindekilde – “Bad news: Being exposed to threatening news stories increases perceived legitimacy and effectiveness of group-based violence for uncertain individuals”.

11.35 – 11.55: Mikkel Jagath Hjelt – “The ‘Where’ of Radicalization: The Social-Ecology of Radicalization in Denmark”.

Oops, an error occurred! Code: 20220119015021ef915c10