Radical thinking – between extremes of freedom and security on campus

Posted by on March 5th, 2011

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UCLU Islamic Society and The Federation of Student Islamic Societies present…….

“Radical thinking – between extremes of freedom and security on campus”

In the first event of its kind, the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) in conjunction with UCL Union Islamic Society (UCLU ISoc) will hold a Conference to explore discourses surrounding extremism on campus, narrate grassroots experiences and generate informed debate – bringing together experts, the sector and students. One year on from the alleged UCL-Detroit-Bomber incident, and following the release of key reports (including the Universities UK report on academic freedom and the independent Caldicott inquiry report) the event is timely.

The conference will be held at UCL on Friday 11th March 2011 and will be part of UCL Union’s One World Week initiative with this year’s theme focussing on freedom of speech and censorship. Doors open at 3.45pm.

Panellists include (with more tbc):

Dr Robert Lambert MBE – European Muslim Research Centre
Jamie Bartlett – Demos
Dr Abdul Bari – formerly Secretary General of Muslim Council of Britain
Elizabeth Ammon – Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Head of Preventing Violent Extremism
David Knowles, Association of Chief Police Officers, Prevent Education Liaison
Dr Julian Richards – Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, Buckingham University
Dame Fiona Caldicott – formerly Principal of Somerville College, Oxford
Ben Whittaker – NUS (Vice-President of Welfare)
Professor Gwen Griffith Dickson – Lokahi Foundation (Director)
Nabil Ahmed – Federation of Student Islamic Societies (President)

For enquiries and to register your attendance please email studentaffairs@fosis.org.uk or mail@uclisoc.com

Building Location- http://www.ucl.ac.uk/efd/roombooking/building-location/?id=212