European Institute for Asian Studies
Rising Extremism in Central Asia? Stability in the Heartland for a Secure Eurasia
  • Start10:00 AM - Feb 09 2016
  • End12:00 PM - Feb 09 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1000 Brussels
  • +32 2230 81 22
  • info@eias.org

Geplaatst door EIAS op maandag 15 februari 2016

 

Programme

9:30-10:00   Registration
10:00-10:15   Introduction by the Moderator

Mr David Fouquet – EIAS Senior Associate

10:15-10:30   Briefing Paper Presentation

Mr Sebastiano Mori – EIAS Researcher

10:30-11:30   Short Presentations and Panel Discussion

– Mr Konur Alp Koçak – European Parliamentary Research Service
– Ms Julia Ebner – Researcher, Quilliam Foundation
– Ms Rashmi Thapa – European Affairs and Partnership Manager, Search for Common Ground
– Mr Michael Privot – Director, European Network Against Racism
– Mr Leonardo Taccetti – EIAS Researcher

11:30-12:00   Q&A

Rising Extremism in Central Asia? Stability in the Heartland for a Secure Eurasia

At a time when terrorist threats and the emergence of religious extremism are affecting Europe and Central Asia, a common framework for action founded on a mutual learning process is necessary to tackle this salient issue. In Central Asia, the variety of coexisting cultures, nationalities and religions presents an interesting, yet challenging environment. Despite having a common goal, the five republics all rely on different policies for preventing religious radicalization – a fact which makes it all the more important to understand the different approaches. In fact, seeing as Central Asia is becoming a region of growing interest for both the West and the East, a deeper comprehension of this region is required if security and stability need to be achieved.

As a platform for the promotion of dialogue and mutual understanding between Europe and Asia on affairs of strategic importance, EIAS is delighted to invite you to this event, aimed at exploring the multifaceted aspects of religious diversity in Central Asia and the security challenges hereto related. With the rise of extremist religious movements all over the world, indeed it becomes increasingly important to describe the specific role that Islamic communities are playing in this region. In particular, the event will serve to present an extensive analysis of the internal and external factors that could lead the “Heartland” to become an unstable environment, highlighting the centrality of this region for global order.


EIAS was delighted to host this seminar, aimed at exploring the multifaceted aspects of religious diversity in Central Asia and the security challenges hereto related.

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