C-REX Conference - May 2016

Welcome to our first conference on the Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence!

Extreme right violence and beliefs remain a challenge for liberal democracies across the globe. Several hundred people have been killed by right-wing extremists in Europe since 1990. Conspiracy theories and ethnic prejudices are widespread. Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are on the rise in most European countries. The contemporary “refugee-crisis” in Europe, transnational activism online, and boosting legitimacy of certain extreme right narratives may reinforce some of these trends.  

This cross-disciplinary conference brings together scholars from political science, criminology, anthropology, history and sociology, psychology and media studies. By combining micro-level studies of relational motives and ideas about legitimacy, meso-level studies of local responses to forced migration and macro-level studies of factors influencing levels of militant activity, we aim to understand the complexity of historical and contemporary right-wing extremism.

The conference is open for all, but registration is required within 15 May 2016.
Registration is closed.



Tuesday, May 24, Georg Morgenstiernes building: Arne Næss auditorium                                             

  • 09.00-09.30: Welcome and presentation of C-REX by Director Tore Bjørgo and Deputy Director Anders Ravik Jupskås

  • 09.30-10.10: Patterns of legitimacy on the far right
    Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, University of Bergen and PhD Fellow Lars Erik Berntzen, European University Institute

  • 10.10-10.50: Radicalization as Staging Expressive Violence
    Professor Andreas Zick and PhD student Nils Böckler, Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung, Universität Bielefeld

  • 10.50-11.10: Coffee break

  • 11.10-12.30 : A comparison of the very different approaches to XRW and XLW terrorism/political violence in the Federal Republic of Germany
    Dr. Peter Lehr, The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St.Andrews University,

  • 11.50-12.30 : East German State Security (Stasi) support of West German right-wing terrorists
    Bernard Blumenau, The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St.Andrews University,

  • 12.30-13.30: Lunch

  • 13.30-14.10: , Bridging Worlds: A History of the Center for Counterterrorism and its Approach to Researching (Counter)Terrorism
    Professor Edwin Bakker, Liesbeth van der Heide and Bart W. Schuurman Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Universiteit Leiden

  • 14.10-15.30: Speed presentations of research, research interests and researchers


Wednesday, May 25, Eilert Sundt Building, Auditorium 7

  • 09.00-09.40: We Will Hunt You Down: A Social Dominance Perspective on Ethnic Persecution,
    Associate Professor Lotte Thomsen, Department of Psycology, University of Oslo

  • 09.40-10.20:  How Threat Perceptions Drive Muslim and non-Muslim Radicalization and Violence in the Age of Terrorism 
    Postdoctoral fellow Jonas Kunst, Department of Psycology, University of Oslo

  • 10.20-10.40: Coffee break

  • 10.40-11.20: Overheating hatreds: local responses to forced migration in Hungary
    Postdoctoral fellow Catrine Thorleifsson, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

  • 11.20-12.00: Right-wing terrorism and violence in post-1990 Western Europe: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis
    Phd Fellow Jacob Ravndal, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

  • 12.00-12.40 Extremism in the Age of Social Media: Looking Beyond the Hype,
    Professor Cristina Archetti, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo

  • 12.40-13.40: Lunch

  • 13.40-15.30: Future collaboration

  • 16.00-17.00: Guided tour at the 22 July centre




Center for Research on Extremism
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