Dealing with Islamism in Germany and Europe

RADIS Ring Lecture (in German) to start in April at Goethe University Frankfurt and RWTH Aachen University


Processes of radica­lization and extremism threaten European societies in many ways. But how do different institutions react to Islamist attacks and what are the socie­tal conse­quences? What role do sociali­zation and resent­ment play in processes of (de)radica­lization? What charac­terizes Salafist ideologies?

The RADIS lecture series (in German), entitled “Isla­mism in Germany and Europe: Socie­tal Dealing with Causes and Effects,” will examine various facets of this complex of topics. Six of the twelve research projects in the RADIS network will each present a current aspect. The spectrum ranges from trends and logics of social and political dealings with Islamism in Germany to the tasks and possi­bilities of Islamic religious education in the prevention of radicali­zation to the affective processing of expe­riences of discri­mination and grievance in the immigra­tion society.

The lecture series will be held at both Goethe University Frankfurt and RWTH Aachen University. The series will start on Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 pm (c.t.) in Frankfurt. The lectures in Frankfurt will addition­ally be live­streamed.

The RADIS network comprises twelve research projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the funding line “Societal Causes and Effects of Radical Islam in Germany and Europe.” The transfer project RADIS, which is coor­dinated at PRIF, creates oppor­tunities for scien­tific net­working and exchange between the projects and supports the pre­paration of research results for the exchange between researchers, professional practice and decision makers.

All infor­mation about the lectures can be found on the RADIS website.