Studium Generale: Migration and Violent Extremism - Current Affairs

Khalid Koser, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG

Over the last year the two global crises of migration and violent extremism have collided. There are growing concerns that Europe’s refugee crisis risks importing the violent extremism that plagues the Middle East and North Africa.

This public lecture considers how violent extremism can be both a cause for and consequence of migration, but also how migration can be a critical component in countering violent extremism. The challenge for Europe’s policy makers is to maintain the dividends of migration while managing its risks.

About the speaker
Prof. Khalid Koser is Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and Associate Fellow at GCSP. Mr. Koser is also Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Non-Resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney and extraordinary Professor in Conflict, Peace and Security in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Maastricht. He is also chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Migration, and editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies. Dr Koser is a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht

Date: 22 February 2016

Time: 20:00 - 22:00  CET