BA Organizes “The World Is Rising Up: United Against Extremism” Conference
The BA is organizing an international conference titled “The World Is Rising Up: United Against Extremism” to intellectually combat extremism and terrorism. The conference will be held from 17 to 19 January 2017, and it will include over 300 participating researchers, thinkers, and specialists in the issues related to terrorism. It aims to strengthen the relations between Arab research centers specializing in extremism and forming mutual visions.
The conference is held as part of an integrated program that aims to intellectually combat extremism. Implemented by the BA, the program includes several phases and levels, the first of which promotes the study of the phenomenon of extremism on the social and religious levels. Therefore, the BA has created its Marased series, which specializes in studying the different phenomena of extremism and criticizing extremist discourse. So far, the BA has published 28 issues of the series with the participation of researchers from Egypt and abroad.
Over the past few years, terrorism has become a serious threat to global peace and a danger that undermines trust, unity, peace, and economic opportunities in societies all over the world. Since the phenomenon has become transboundary, the topic of this year’s conference focuses on how titled “The World Is Rising Up: United Against Extremism”.
Governmental organizations, political powers and parties, as well as various research center are going to participate in the conference. Additionally, a special session will be devoted to the media for their role in intellectual confrontation.