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International scientific online-conference "Xenophobia and Extremism: Global Challenges and Regional Trends", October 26, 2021

International scientific online-conference "Xenophobia and Extremism: Global Challenges and Regional Trends", October 26, 2021

Center for Extremism and Radicalism Studies at the Moscow Institute of Economics (CERS) held on October 26, 2021 an International scientific conference "Xenophobia and Extremism: Global Challenges and Regional Trends". The Conference will be hold in online regime.

The Conference is aimed at expert discussion of new challenges facing the world community in the fight against extremism, as well as ways and means of overcoming them. During the event we plan to represent and to discuss reports on actual topics related with nature and manifestations of Extremism, social Xenophobia, the policy of the authorities and the activities of Radical organizations.

The main thematic areas for discussion:

  1. Basic definitions of Extremism in contemporary science.
  2. Features of legislation and law enforcement practice in countering extremism.
  3. Extremism, Radicalism, Xenophobia, Hate crime, Genocide and other related concepts - cause-and-effect relationships, common and distinctive features.
  4. Preconditions and forms of Extremism, models of the formation of Extremist groups in different countries.
  5. Risks of failure to take measures to combat Extremism.
  6. Global trends in anti-Extremist legislation and law enforcement practices.
  7. Dynamics of Xenophobic attitudes in societies of the OSCE area.
  8. Dynamics of Extremist crimes. General trends.
  9. The role of digital technologies in the Radicalization of society.
  10. Modern trends in the activities of Extremist organizations. Right-wing and Left-wing extremists. Islamism. Major risk factors in the OSCE region.
  11. Working languages of the Conference: Russian and English.

    We invite to participate in the Conference experts in the field of contemporary Extremism, Radicalism, interethnic and interreligious relations, lawyers, historians and political scientists, teachers and representatives of Russian and foreign universities, international organizations and NGOs, Russian and foreign scientists, graduate students and undergraduates, students.

    Leading world researchers from Russia, the USA, UK, France and other countries of the OSCE region are expected to take part as the main speakers and moderators of the Conference. Following the results of the Conference, it is planned to publish a Collection of Reports.

    To participate in the conference, you must first register before September 02, 2021 using the link:

    You can also upload there your abstracts and reports. There is no fee for participation in the Conference and for publication of the reports collection.

    The contact person for the organization of the Conference is Dr. Valery Engel, Director of CERS (engel.wcrj@gmail.com). The contact person for media accreditation at the conference is Pavel Rymarev, Head of the Information department (rymarevpv@nouimei.ru).

    CERS is a scientific and expert center established at the Moscow Economic Institute in April 2021. Its purpose - monitoring and analysis of the nature, content and on the consequences of the manifestations of Extremism and Radicalism in the world, to conduct expert research in order to identify the signs of Extremism in the activities of individuals or organizations, preparation of educational content for students, advocates and Human rights defenders.

    Moscow Economic Institute is a non-governmental educational private institution of higher education in the Russian Federation, which specializes in research and educational activities in the field of Economics, Law and Design. The training of specialists at the Moscow Economic Institute is carried out in 9 areas of undergraduate, 4 areas of master's degree, 1 specialty of secondary vocational education.

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