Tore Bjørgo, Professor and Director of C-REX, Centre for Research on Extremism - Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence, University of Oslo. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS), where he has been Professor of Police Science (since 2004) and Research Director (2005-2007).
His research has covered a broad range of topics, often in combinations: political violence/terrorism, racism/right-wing extremism, deradicalisation and disengagement, criminal gangs and subcultures, crime prevention/counter-terrorism, police science, conflicts in the Middle East, and political communication.
Thomas Hegghammer, Senior Researcher at Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and Adjunct professor at C-REX.
Hegghammer is the author and co-author of several books, including Jihadi Culture (Cambridge 2017), Jihad in Saudi Arabia (Cambridge 2010), al-Qaida in its own words (Harvard 2008), and The Meccan Rebellion (Amal 2011). He has published widely in academic journals, including the American Political Science Review and International Security.
Cristina Archetti is Professor in Political Communication and Journalism at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is author of three books: Explaining News: National Politics and Journalistic Cultures in Global Context (Palgrave, 2010); Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach (Palgrave, 2012); Politicians, Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity: A Comparative Study of the UK and Italy (Palgrave, 2014).
Petter Nesser is a senior researcher at FFI’s Terrorism Research Group. He is a political scientist, historian and arabist. Nesser has conducted extensive research on European jihadism for more than a decade while concentrating on why and how terrorist cells emerge, and how they operate.
Nesser is currently focusing on jihadism in the Middle East post-ISIS, and working on a book about leaders of transnational militant Islamist movements.
Dagfinn Hagen is the Administrative Manager of C-REX, Centre for Research on Extremism - Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence, University of Oslo, and organizes all practical matters regarding the conference