Critical reflections in a contested paradigm.
In this lecture, Nadia Fadil (KULeuven) examines how and why the concept of ‘radicalisation’ has become a real hype in political, societal and academic debates. In 15 years’ time, the concept of ‘radicalisation’ has become commonplace. The concept was first launched by Dutch security services after the 9/11 attacks, and has quickly been picked up by academics. Events like the London attacks in 2005 and the formation of militant groups like Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland, further popularized the notion as a way to make sense of processes of violence within Muslim communities. In her lecture Nadia Fadil will explore to what extent ‘radicalisation’ distorts our understanding of current processes of identity formation, religion and violence.
Tuesday, March 21 - 18:00-20:00
La Tricoterie, Théodore Verhaegenstraat 158, 1060 Brussel
This lecture is part of the VUB-course Redelijk Eigeninnig. For info and registration, click here