Pep-Talk A | Radicalisation and migration as a global security challenge: how to progress to committed joint action?

Pep-Talk A | Radicalisation and migration as a global security challenge: how to progress to committed joint action?

11 March 2016 11:00-12:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

A pep-talk is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a short speech intend­ed to encour­age peo­ple to work hard­er on a cer­tain task. The fol­low­ing ses­sions are intend­ed to provide for sharp, straight­for­ward rec­om­men­da­tions and actions to be dis­cussed with the audi­ence.

Paris, Beirut, Tunis, Oua­gadougou, Jakar­ta, San Bernardi­no and Istan­bul are just a few of appalling instances where the actions of rad­i­calised groups and indi­vid­u­als have high­light­ed the glob­al threat that rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion embod­ies and how all coun­tries need to coop­er­ate with each oth­er to deal with the sources of this phe­nom­e­non in order to erad­i­cate it. Both a pro­duct of glob­al­i­sa­tion and a fac­tor of mul­ti­po­lar­i­sa­tion, rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion is a shared bur­den that can­not be resolved uni­lat­er­al­ly and needs to be tack­led at the glob­al lev­el.

As of today, there is no state that is not faced with the sin­gu­lar chal­lenge of Rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion, a chal­lenge that endan­gers the free­dom and lives of cit­i­zens all around the Globe. Asso­ci­at­ed, and per­haps inter­re­lat­ed with it, is the ten­den­cy of migra­tion, pos­ing key ques­tions to glob­al lead­ers.

  1. What are the real sources of Rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion and how can they be over­come?
  2. How can the world pre­pare itself for increased migra­to­ry flows?
  3. Who are the dri­vers and who are the vic­tims of rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion?
  4. How can lead­er­ship at all lev­els trans­form rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion? What are the speci­fic issues glob­al lead­ers should tack­le to pre­vent it?
  5. Why is there no uni­fied glob­al action on this glob­al chal­lenge so far? What hin­ders the poten­tial for such action?