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 was 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, reports on actual topics related with nature and manifestations of Extremism, social Xenophobia, the policy of the authorities and the activities of Radical organizations were represented and discussed.
The main thematic areas for discussion:
- Basic definitions of Extremism in contemporary science.
- Features of legislation and law enforcement practice in countering extremism.
- Extremism, Radicalism, Xenophobia, Hate crime, Genocide and other related concepts – cause-and-effect relationships, common and distinctive features.
- Preconditions and forms of Extremism, models of the formation of Extremist groups in different countries.
- Risks of failure to take measures to combat Extremism.
- Global trends in anti-Extremist legislation and law enforcement practices.
- Dynamics of Xenophobic attitudes in societies of the OSCE area.
- Dynamics of Extremist crimes. General trends.
- The role of digital technologies in the Radicalization of society.
- Modern trends in the activities of Extremist organizations. Right-wing and Left-wing extremists. Islamism. Major risk factors in the OSCE region.