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Committee hosts counter-extremism conference in Cambridge

21 April 2016

The Home Affairs Select Committee is today hosting a high-level conference on countering extremism at Homerton College, Cambridge.

The conference brings together a diverse range of international experts addressing the Government's counter-extremism strategy, policing extremism, tackling radicalisation and developing the counter-narrative.

The speakers include, among others: 

  • Chief Constable Simon Cole, NPCC Lead for Community Policing
  • Lord Ahmad, Minister for Countering Extremism
  • Ali Soufan, CEO, Soufan Group
  • Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol
  • Lt. Gen. Dambazau, Minister for Internal Affairs, Nigeria

Chair's comments

Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, said: 

"This conference marks the home stretch in the Committee's long inquiry into Countering Extremism. This inquiry has taken us to Bradford, Glasgow, and now to Cambridge.
 
Over the last 6 months, we have received 50 pieces of written evidence and heard oral evidence from 20 organisations and individuals, ranging from the Muslim Council of Britain to the Security Minister.
 
We are delighted to welcome the Interior Minister of Nigeria, Lt Gen Dambazau, to speak tomorrow, as well as the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, and many other leading global voices on terrorism."

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