Whose Security? Whose Freedom?

  • Terese Jonsson (Organiser)

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    Whose security? Whose freedom? 'Prevent' as counter-terrorism

    This afternoon event brings together academics, researchers and campaigners to critically examine the impact of government legislation and political and public discourse around counter-terrorism and extremism. Focusing on the government's controversial 'Prevent' duty, which requires specified authorities, including local authorities, schools, universities and the health sector, to have 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism', speakers will discuss its implementation and consequences to date, in particular for British Muslims. The discussion will address how higher education institutions are being drawn into monitoring their students (and staff) for signs of 'extremism', and the role academics are being asked to play within this. Speakers: Dr Naaz Rashid, University of Sussex. Author of Veiled Threats: Representing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses (Policy Press, forthcoming 2016) Lena Mohamed, Islamic Human Rights Commission Alexandra König & Paddy McDaid, Birkbeck School of Law, ‘Educators and Students, Not Informants and Suspects’ Hosted by the Citizenship, Race and Belonging research network at the University of Portsmouth
    Period4 May 2016
    Event typeSeminar
    LocationPortsmouth, United KingdomShow on map