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Change of Panellist at the upcoming debate on ‘can aid help counter violent extremism and terrorism?’

November 30, 2017

On Tuesday 5th December the fifth debate of the LIDC & The Guardian upcoming Development Debate Series will take place discussing- can aid help counter violent extremism and terrorism?

We would like to announce a change of panellist as Almakan Orozobekova (The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)  will now sit on the panel instead of (Imam Sheikh Dr) Usama Hasan at Quilliam.

Almakan Orozobekova is a PhD student at the renowned Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology researching the recruitment of foreign fighters to violent islamist groups. Almakan’s main research focus is on the methods of recruitment and  the motivations of individuals to join these entities from Central Asia and Western Europe. See her profile here.

She will join Dr. Sara Silvestri,  Dr Farid Panjwani and Lucy Holdaway whose biographies can be found here.


The debate will be moderated by Bibi van der Zee.

Bibi van der Zee is a writer and editor at the Guardian who specialises in global development and environmental issues. She edits the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network and is also author of The Protester’s Handbook.

Register for the event here.

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