Jihadism in the West: Current Trends Register


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The Program on Extremism at George Washington University and the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE) will host an event to explore current trends surrounding jihadism in the West. The current threat environment is multifaceted, constantly evolving, and challenging for Western governments to manage. Despite the deaths of both the Islamic State and al-Qaeda’s top leaders this year, their global networks of affiliates from Afghanistan to Somalia to West Africa and beyond remain resilient. As practitioners, policymakers, and researchers continue to grapple with the fallout from the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate, these networks continue to wreak havoc on local environments, as well as incite and inspire jihadist supporters in the West. Our panel of experts will seek to address these challenging dynamics.

Location and Time

Where: Lindner Family Commons, Elliott School of International Affairs 6th Floor, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052

When: 10:00-11:30am, Monday, September 26th, 2022


Doors Open (9:45am)

Introductory Remarks (10:00-10:10am)

  • Andrew Mines - Research Fellow, Program on Extremism


Panelist Comments (10:10-10:45am)

  • Gina Ligon - Director, National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE)
  • Hugo Micheron - Visiting Research Fellow, Program on Extremism
  • Adrian Shtuni - CEO and Principal Consultant, Shtuni Consulting LLC
  • Lorenzo Vidino - Director, Program on Extremism 

Moderated Discussion and Q&A (10:45-11:30am)


Health Notice

Beginning Monday, September 12, 2022, masks are optional but remain strongly recommended on GW campus. Please only RSVP if you plan on attending in-person. If your plans change, please notify us at [email protected].