Rita Augestad KnudsenSenior Research Fellow
Rita Augestad Knudsen is a Senior Researcher at NUPI and part of the research Group for Security and Defence, and she works especially on counter-terrorism and anti-radicalisation. She is the managing director of the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime, and affiliated with C-REX (Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo).
Rita Augestad Knudsen’s main competence is on terrorism-, extremism, and radicalisation-related risk assessment, the concept of ‘radicalisation’, UK counter-terrorism, as well as the history of self-determination in international politics and international law, besides the Balkans, especially Kosovo. Her publications include analyses of international security cooperation on sanctions and international statebuilding, and her PhD in international history/intellectual history from the London School of Economics and Political Science was on ‘self-determination’ and freedom in international discourse.
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Wed 28 Nov 2018Event
Theory Seminar: Lacanian psychoanalysis and the fascination with ISIS in Euro-US security discourse’Time: 12:30 Location: NUPI
Charlotte Heath-Kelly will present her work on how Lacanian psychoanalysis can inform our understanding of the Western need for enmity, and its obsession with enemy entities such the Islamic State.
Wed 12 Dec 2018Event
Preventing terrorism through risk assessments – a UK perspectiveTime: 12:00 Location: NUPI
How does the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy play out in in real-life, and what's the (potential) role of risk assessments in the prevention of terrorism? Marek Hubert, former academic and a current Police Officer, visits NUPI to talk about these issues.
Wed 28 Nov 2018Event
Critical approaches in terrorism research: Power, pre-emption and preventing violent extremismTime: 10:00 Location: NUPI
What is a critical methodology? How and when are critical methodologies useful in terrorism research?
03.10.2018Are tools for gauging the risk of radicalization used correctly?
Fri 20 Apr 2018Event
Violent extremism and the role of mental disorderTime: 09:30 Location: NUPI
To what degree can mental illness explain terrorism, and is there a marked difference between the lone actor and the group-based extremist?
Mon 19 Feb 2018Event
Understanding the foreign fighter phenomenon in the Balkans: insights from Kosovo and BosniaTime: 11:45 Location: NUPI
Three researchers are visiting NUPI to talk about why the assumption we have about foreign fighters often is incorrect.
18.12.2017VIDEO: Watch Charlie Winter's talk on how IS is using strategic communication.
Thu 11 Jan 2018Event
CANCELLED: Lunch seminar: Hacking for the Homeland: Palestinian resistance in the digital eraTime: 11:30 Location: NUPI
Event cancelled due to unforeseen events.
Fri 15 Dec 2017Event
Lunch Seminar: The Islamic State - Terrorism and InfluenceTime: 11:30 Location: NUPI
What does the current state of play regarding the IS strategic communication operations look like?
Tue 22 Aug 2017Event
LUNCH SEMINAR: New Media, New World? Understanding the role of technology in the age of extremisms, propaganda and "Fake News"Time: 11:30 Location: NUPI
What role does new media and communication play for our politics and society?
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Tue 13 Jun 2017Event
Lunch seminar: Al-Qaida in Afghanistan - an alternative perspectiveTime: 11:30 Location: NUPI
The Consortium for research on terrorism and crime has the pleasure of welcoming Anne Stenersen to talk about her book that gives a new perspective on al-Qaida.
Fri 12 May 2017Event
Fighting international terrorism the French wayTime: 10:00 Location: NUPI
In this seminar Pernille Rieker will present a chapter in her forthcoming book “French Foreign Policy in a Changing world. Practicing the Grandeur”.
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