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?