We are very pleased to share the full, captioned video of Prof. Dr. Bjørgo’s public expert seminar, held at the University of Birmingham on May 24th, 2022. We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank Dr. Bjørgo and Dr. Steve Hewitt, as well as everyone who attended!
Dr. Tore Bjørgo is professor at the University of Oslo and Director at “Center for Research on Extremism: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence” (C‑REX). He is also Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS). Since 2002, he has been coordinator of the Norwegian Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime. The main recurring theme in his extensive research has been violent extremism and terrorism in general, and right-wing extremism in particular, and with a focus on prevention. He is widely recognised as a pioneer in the study of deradicalisation and disengagement from extremist groups. He has also been a member of national and international expert groups, including the European expert group on violent radicalisation, reporting to the EU Commission (2005 – 2008), and an international expert group to inform and review the United Nations’ evolving counter-terrorism strategy (2005).
Dr. Steve Hewitt is a Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies at the Department of History (University of Birmingham). Dr. Hewitt is a British/Canadian academic interested in security and intelligence in the past and present and in a US/UK/Canada context. His work has covered a range of topics, such as state surveillance against Canadian universities, UK and US counter-terrorism, a history of informants, and the world’s most famous police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Pictured: the UrbTerr team with Dr. Bjørgo